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Rhodes To Host Advocacy Training Workshop

Publication Date: 12/19/2011

On Jan. 21, 2012 on campus, Rhodes is hosting the training workshop “Debating for Democracy on the Road,” which is open to Memphis community leaders as well as students, faculty, administrators and alumni. It is designed to help attendees learn the concrete tools for successful organizing and advocacy, identify new strategies for making change on a particular issue, practice developing and delivering an effective advocacy message, and build relationships to support and sustain their work. Free and open to the public, the workshop will be held in the Barret Library 051 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, registration is required at http://d4drhodes2012.eventbrite.com/.

Rhodes alumna Naomi Long will lead the training. Long’s experience as a training consultant includes working with groups at the United Nations Youth Summit, Center for Progressive Leadership, the YWCA of Tulsa, Okla. and numerous colleges and universities across the country. She has served as director of the Washington, D.C. Metro Office for the Drug Policy Alliance, and in addition to drug policy reform, Long is passionate about helping develop the capacity and skills of the next generation of leaders.

The workshop is funded by The Henry Luce Foundation and presented by Project Pericles of which Rhodes is an institutional member. Founded in 2001 by philanthropist Eugene M. Lang, Project Pericles is a not-for-profit organization that encourages and facilitates commitments by colleges and universities to include social responsibility and participatory citizenship as essential elements of their educational programs.

Register today at http://d4drhodes2012.eventbrite.com/.

Those with specific inquiries about the workshop at Rhodes can contact Dr. Milton Moreland at morelandm@rhodes.edu or (901) 843-3379.

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