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February, 2014

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SVPN Meeting: Using your Story to Change Minds

Feb 13, 2014



With the legislature starting at the end of February, now is a great time to build your confidence and skills for educating/talking with your legislators about the issues that matter to you.  We know that the Civil Commitment Task Force recommendations will be on their agenda but what can we do to ensure that sexual violence prevention is on their agenda too?

We’ll start our presentation with an overview of the legislative process and quickly move into talking about how to create effective messages. Then, we’ll work in small groups to practice delivering our messages.  You’ll leave this session with confidence and skills to use your personal stories to advance policies at the legislature...and at the community/organizational level as well.

Presenter: Amy Brugh, Amy Brugh Consulting
Amy Brugh is a nonprofit consultant specializing in planning, facilitation and project management, with a particular focus in advocacy and public health. Previously she was the Director of External Relations at the Minnesota AIDS Project, where she was charged with advancing the fundraising, communications, public policy and volunteer programs, and the Public Affairs Director for Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, where she lobbied elected officials and conducted grassroots legislative and electoral campaigns.
Amy currently serves on the board of directors of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, and MCN’s subsidiary organization, Nonprofit Insurance Advisors. She holds a Master’s degree in Community Health Education from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.


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Friday, Jan 17, 2014 - Thursday, Feb 13, 2014

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