Jarmichael Harris, MS, LCAS, Chris Campau,
With the click of a button, your voice can be shared with millions. Like no other time in
history can a person use their platform to create change, but to be effective advocates at
all levels whether with your neighbors or with government officials, one must understand
a few fundamental principles, including the difference between education, advocacy, and
lobbying. Whether it’s simply retweeting a scholar that shares your point of view or a
funny meme that speaks truth to power, your social media presence can be the catalyst of
change. Want to take your advocacy beyond social media? Additional discussion will
focus on tools and techniques for effective advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels
and how to effectively communicate with elected officials, policy-makers, and their staff
to create better policies and more funding opportunities for sexual assault prevention.
This interactive presentation is part lecture with Jarmichael and Chris, who have been
doing advocacy work together since 2016, and part discussion with the audience to
enhance individuals’ readiness to use their social media platforms to increase awareness
of any social justice issue and educate lawmakers on the issues that matters most to them.