Class is in session! Join us for the ACLU Advocacy Academy

advocacy academy

"Does my opinion really matter?"

"Is my legislator actually going to listen to me?"

"I'm just one person. What can I really do?"

You've probably heard people say things like that before. You've probably said things like that before.

But that's where you're wrong. One person really can make a difference. And we're going to show you how.

Join the ACLU of South Dakota over the next few months for the Advocacy Academy, a series of comprehensive virtual trainings and community hours designed to teach you how to make a difference in your community on a state and local level.

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.

  • Wednesday, November 10 – Session 1 – Introduction to Organizing and Campaigning
  • Wednesday, November 17 – Advocacy Academy Community Hour
  • Wednesday, December 1 – Session 2 – Becoming a Conflict Competent Advocate
  • Wednesday, December 8 – Advocacy Academy Community Hour
  • Wednesday, December 15 – Session 3 – The Art of Storytelling
  • Wednesday, January 5 – Session 4 – Fundamentals of Legislative Advocacy
  • Wednesday, January 12 – Advocacy Academy Community Hour

Watch each session as soon as it premieres or make time to watch it on your schedule. But make sure to save the date for the community hours. That's where you'll get the chance to meet and connect with advocates and changemakers just like you who are ready to make a difference in our state. We'll send you all the links and details after registration.

It sounds like a lot, but don't worry – there won't be any tests or homework. Learn more and sign up today!

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