Sharpen Your Skills as an Advocate Today

The ACLU’s Advocacy Academy is a virtual series for anyone looking to create change in their community.

Have you ever thought your opinion or your voice didn't matter when it came to local politics?

While you're not alone, you may want to rethink that.

Whether you are fighting for LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit equality, Indigenous justice, criminal law reform, reproductive freedom, or all of that and more, Advocacy Academy will give you the foundational knowledge and skills you need to be an effective advocate for making change.

You’ll learn the basics of organizing and campaigning, gain a foundational knowledge of conflict management strategies, dive into the art of storytelling, and learn how to put everything together for legislative advocacy.

Advocacy Academy takes place on YouTube so you can tune in from anywhere on your own time.

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Don’t think you have to take each course back to back. Take your time! You can even tackle the series with friends. Let us know how you do and if you have any questions, tag us on social media.

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The ACLU’s Advocacy Academy is a virtual series for anyone looking to create change in their community.

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Session 1 – Introduction to Organizing and Campaigning

A fundamental concept that anyone hoping to get into advocacy should learn about is organizing – the ability to bring people together to build community power and take action. Organizing is an important advocacy tool because the problems we see in our world did not happen by accident. The issues facing communities today are the result of centuries of systemic oppression built into our laws, policies, and everyday practices and preserved by people with power and privilege.

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