The Sierra Club and the International Women’s Health Coalition invite you to participate in our Western Regional Advocacy Training on Population and Environment The Sierra Club and the International Women’s Health Coalition are pleased to announce the first-ever jointly sponsored Western Regional Advocacy Training on Population and Environment. This training offers participants the opportunity to gain information and skills to be effective leaders on environmental issues and sexual and reproductive health and rights on their campuses and in their communities. WHEN: June 12 -13, 2010 WHERE: Sierra Club 85 2nd Street San Francisco, CA 94105 Training participants will learn about issues of local and global significance from experts and advocates in the field. Topics to be covered include climate change, sexual and reproductive health and rights, resource consumption, population, poverty, and gender equity. Attendees will also receive training in leadership and advocacy skills, including: Tips and tools for grassroots organizing on campus and in communities Tactics on how to influence key policy makers, officials, and other influentials Communications strategies, messaging tools, and media outreach training By the end of the training, participants will be equipped to take action and mobilize their communities around issues of vital importance to: Influence key decision-makers around policy and legislation Recruit volunteers to get involved with an existing campaign Utilize complimentary resources such as pamphlets, party kits, activist guides, brochures, videos, and more from the Sierra Club and IWHC. We will cover transportation, lodging and food expenses for those living outside of the Bay Area. For our Bay Area participants, we cover transportation and food expenses. In addition to the training, there will be an optional group dinner on Friday evening, June 11th. If you are interested in attending, please email your completed application by May 24, 2010 at 9am EST to: Kim Lovell, email@example.com or contact her at (202) 548-4593. APPLICATION CONTACT INFORMATION: NAME: DATE OF BIRTH: ADDRESS (INCLUDE CITY, STATE AND ZIP CODE): PHONE: EMAIL ADDRESS: Representative (GO TO http://www.house.gov): SCHOOL NAME (if applicable): DATE OF GRADUATION (if applicable): PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: 1) Are you registered to vote in the district where you currently live? (Y/N) If No, where are you registered to vote? 2) Have you ever called or written to your decision-makers? (Y/N) 3) What community organizations/ causes are you involved with? What do you do within the group? 4) Why are you interested in attending this training? 5) How will you bring your experience from the training back to your community and/or campus? Please email your completed application by May 24, 2010 at 9am EST to: Kim Lovell, firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her at (202)548-4593.
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