Educating Up, Educating Out: Advocacy and Education Summit

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Educating Up, Educating Out: Advocacy and Education Summit

EDUCATING UP, EDUCATING OUT: Advocacy & Education Summit 6 FL Legislators Aaron Kucharski: RAP FL Non-Profit Alliance

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GuideWell Innovation Center 6555 Sanger Road Orlando, FL 32827

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  • 6 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Recovery Community Organizations are the engine of the recovery movement across the United States and throughout Florida. However, effectively utilizing our stories and our organizations to power this movement requires training, practice and access to decision makers.

The Educating Up-Educating Out: Advocacy and Education Summit will teach peers and RCO leadership how to utilize our stories, our data, and our organizations to educate our communities, our lawmakers, and others in the behavioral health sector. Those engaged in this training will then be able to join FFR at the Recovery Day at the Capital where FFR will organize meetings with legislators and recovery champions.

Draft Agenda:

Date: February 9, 2022

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: GuideWell Innovation Center, Orlando, FL

10:00 -10:30 Welcome/Message Presentation and Vote – Jennifer Webb and Joe Dmitrovic, Floridians for Recovery

10:30-11:30 Session 1 – Choose 1

Nonprofits and Advocacy: Florida Nonprofit Alliance

Personal Stories with Impact, Jaime Melnicove, Floridians for Recovery

11:30-12:30 Session 2 – Choose 1

Personal Stories with Impact – Jaime Melnicove, Floridians for Recovery

Talking to Decision Makers – Jennifer Webb, Floridians for Recovery

12:30-2:30 Lunch and Legislative Round Table – State Legislators from across Florida will join us

2:30-4:00 Creating Multi-tiered, Issue-based Campaigns, Arron Kucharski, Recovery Advocacy Project