Friday, April 2, 2010

Inspiring national speaker Nancy Amidei to hold free advocacy trainings

Nancy Amidei
As part of our continued efforts to empower our community, we are pleased to announce free seminars for advocacy training. These seminars will be taught by a longtime ally of ours in the world of public policy, Nancy Amidei.

Ms. Amidei brings a wealth of personal experience to the trainings. She has been involved in social policy from both inside and outside government. She served as Director of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC - a national anti-hunger group), and she also served in the Carter Administration in the Federal Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. She currently heads up the Civic Engagement Project, a group that offers advocacy training, speeches, and workshops for public policy change at a variety of levels of government. She is an inspiring speaker, and we are excited by this opportunity to benefit from her expertise.

This seminar will be offered three times:

April 19, 6:00-7:30 pm in San Carlos
Second Harvest facility
1051 Bing Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
Light dinner provided

April 20, 12:00-2:00 pm in San Jose
Second Harvest facility
750 Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
Lunch provided

April 20, 6:00-7:30 pm in San Jose
The Sobrato Center for Non-Profits
1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
Light dinner provided

Goals of the seminar:

  • Describe how advocacy relates not just to lawmaking, but also to day-to-day experiences
  • Bring a human face to ongoing issues
  • Provide insight on successful advocacy strategies
  • Inform about public policy opportunities and constraints (i.e., when's the right time to push?)
  • Identify how to take action on hunger and nutrition issues

These seminars are available to all who wish to attend. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis as space permits.  REGISTER NOW