Date(s) - 02/21/2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
UIC Gender and Sexuality Center Gallery
Please join the GSC and Troy Alim, Midwest Organizer at Young Invincibles, and Women Employed as we learn the basics of advocating for issues that matter to us and holding a meeting with policymakers in Springfield to effect real change in our state.
Our Lobbying for Change workshop will review the basics of sharing your story, how to frame an issue, and how to lead a legislative meeting. This workshop will prepare students for attending the Lobby Day trip with Young Invincibles and Women Employed in April when we get to meet with policymakers and share our stories to influence real change.
Queer UP! series was created to highlight the importance of leadership development as a crucial component for representation and inclusion. It provides workshops to build skills and learn about the many ways to advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights.
Young Invincibles (YI) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization of young people advocating for the interests of young people. The YI mission is to amplify the voices of young adults in the political process and expanding economic opportunity for upcoming generations, by analyzing their values of entrepreneurship, young adult leadership, diversity, accountability, determination, and teamwork.
Women Employed (WE) is a nonprofit organization of women advocating for women in the workforce by developing creative and strategic solutions to the barriers women face in the workplace. The WE vision is that all women are treated fairly in the workplace, are able to
attain the skills they need for the jobs they want and are respected for the work that they do.