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NAMI Smarts for Advocacy
Thursday 28 December 2017, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy. Join Dinah Aldrich and Trez Buckland, NAMI Volunteers and Family Support Group Leaders, to enhance your advocacy skills and shape a powerful and personal story that will move policy makers. Using examples from the area of mental health you will be provided step-by-step tools and the hands-on practice to feel clear, confident and ready to make a difference, no matter what your passion is!

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is designed to help community members develop the following skills:
• Telling a compelling story that is inspiring and makes an “ask” in 90 seconds
• Writing an effective email, making an elevator speech and making an impactful phone call
• Orchestrating a successful meeting with an elected official

The unique step-by-step, skill-building design of NAMI Smarts is effective with a wide range of participants, including those who are new to advocacy as well as individuals with years of experience.

Participants routinely share that they’ve never been able to condense their story or made a clear “ask," but with NAMI Smarts, they are now able to. Get ready to leave this workshop feeling confident about how to use your personal story to move policymakers!

Location: St. Catherine of Siena Church, 814 NE 85th St., Seattle, WA 98115
Date & Time: Thursday, December 28th, 2017, at 7pm
Registration is Required: Please RSVP to Trez: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cost: Free! This is a free NAMI Signature Program to help our community members make their voices heard.