In 2021, the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College (CLSJ) launched an eleven-week Civic Engagement virtual course called Advocacy Academy. This program trained participants on how they could be the change they want to see in their communities. Targeted to Black New Yorkers aged 18 and up, the course covered a number of key areas for activists in the making including: issue organizing, roles and duties of elected officials and government agencies, techniques and strategies for influencing policy, funding support memos and more.
This course is specifically designed to meet the particular advocacy needs of Black New Yorkers in communities of African descent and the disenfranchised who believe they can make a difference (but they just don’t know how to do so yet).
Led by the esteemed Celeste Morris, CEO of MorrisAllsop Public Affairs Inc., a dynamic communicator with extensive leadership experience in government and business, this program is a MUST for anyone interested in making real changes in their communities.
To register for the Spring 2023 Cohort, please click this link to register via Eventbrite.
Class runs virtually from 6:00PM to 8:30PM ET on the following dates:
Session 1: Tuesday April 4, 2023, 6pm – 8:30pm
Session 2: Tuesday April 11, 2023, 6pm – 8:30pm
Session 3: Tuesday April 18, 2023, 6pm – 8:30pm
Session 4: Tuesday April 25, 2023, 6pm – 8:30pm
Session 5: Saturday April 29, 2023, 10am – 12:30pm **
Session 6: Tuesday May 2, 2023, 6pm – 8:30pm
Session 7: Tuesday May 9, 2023, 6pm – 8:30pm
Session 8: Tuesday May 16, 2023, 6pm – 8:30pm
Session 9: Tuesday May 23, 2023, 6pm – 8:30pm
Session 10: Tuesday May 30, 2023, 6pm – 8:30pm
Session 11: Tuesday June 6, 2023, 6pm – 8:30pm
* * Session is held on Saturday from 10am-12:30p