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Free Advocacy Training (03/02/2019)

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Willow Creek Community Church

67 Algonquin Road

South Barrington, IL 60010

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One of the cornerstones of our work is free advocacy training. We know that we need a strong, diverse base of people who can strategize, educate, advocate, and lead criminal justice reform work. And together, board and staff members at Restore Justice have decades of experience passing both radical and incremental reforms in Illinois. Sharing and growing that experience is central to our mission.


SECTION 1: HOW IT WORKS

  • Learn about legislative advocacy, and understand when and why it is useful
  • Familiarize yourself with how a bill becomes a law in Illinois
  • Develop skills to help you navigate a day in Springfield


SECTION 2: PREPARE YOURSELF FOR ILLINOIS LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

  • Map your sphere of influence
  • Identify and get to know your representatives


SECTION 3: SPEAK (YOUR) TRUTH TO POWER

  • Break down and share your story
  • Work on long-form and short-form versions of your personal story to use in advocacy settings


SECTION 4: HOW TO TALK ABOUT CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

  • Understanding different audiences
  • Cutting an issue into a talking point or a set of messages


SECTION 5: DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

  • Speaking constructively with opponents
  • Working with unexpected emotions
  • Handling difficult conversations and conflict
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Willow Creek Community Church

67 Algonquin Road

South Barrington, IL 60010

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