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Advocacy Training

Are you interested in becoming a board, committee, or council member for a nonprofit or governmental body? Are you passionate about deepening your community organizing skills? Do you want to start your own peer support group? Sign up for our Advocacy Leadership Training to learn how these groups operate and develop leadership skills to bring your experiences and perspectives to the table.

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A woman in a wheelchair speaking into a mic at a protest.

What Does CIL Offer?

CIL’s Advocacy Leadership Training Offers two tracks:

  1. How to sit on a nonprofit, governmental board, council, committees, and how you can be a key voice at the table.
  2. How to develop and facilitate a peer support group.

Plus: Find and develop your leadership and advocacy skills to become an important community voice.

Check out our list of local Disability Advocacy meetings to join Boards, Committees, and Councils.

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This training introduces Disability Justice principles, and ableism as a system of power that intersects with racism, classism, and more. We discuss a brief history of the Disability Rights Movement, and its important contributions as well as its critiques and ‘cliff-hangers’. We explore using Disability Justice frameworks to examine current social issues, and to build more liberatory services and relationships for all.
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Advocacy Program Service Sign-up

Welcome to Center for Independent Living’s Advocacy Program, and thank you for your interest in our services. Here is a overview of our what we offer:

Self- or Group-Advocacy Skills Training: Learn the basics and develop your skills in self-advocacy or group-advocacy.

Disability Rights & Disability Justice Presentation: A presentation that provides the history of disability rights and an overview of what the disability justice movement and framework is. Use the form below to schedule a presentation for yourself or your organization and group.

Advocacy Leadership Training: Are you interested in becoming a board, committee or council member for a nonprofit or governmental body? Do you want to start your own peer support group? Sign up for our advocacy leadership training to learn how these groups operate, and develop leadership skills to be bring your voice to the table.

If you have any issues using this form please call us at 510-841-4776 or email us at info@thecil.org.

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