(PRWEB) May 17, 2005
Whether it be reducing violence against women, widespread gentrification, loan and mortgage denials, disproportionate representation among populations with AIDS, heart disease or breast cancer, African-American communities continue to address formidable challenges every day.
Presented by BWOPAÂs non-profit organization, The Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment, this yearÂs Annual Lobby Day will offer hands-on learning experience for participating students to meet with state elected officials, top policy makers, lobbyists and legislative staff to discuss such critical issues which impact their everyday lives. Prior to the sojourn to Sacramento, students will receive training as grassroots advocates from local community activists and lobbyists. ÂEffective Grassroots Advocacy 101 is a two-hour workshop designed to give community leaders and students a working knowledge of the lobbying process.
Over 200 students will participation in this yearÂs Lobby Day to Sacramento. Participating schools include Castlemont High School, McClymonds High School, Lionel Wilson Preparatory Academy, Kennedy High School and Laney, Merritt and Contra Costa Community Colleges, along with adult attendees coming as far as Stockton and Fresno.
Student scholarships have been made possible in part by Chevron Richmond Refinery, SBC, The Willie McGee Foundation, Epaperless, Davillier Sloan, Strategic Urban Development Alliance, The MSE Group, The Parish Group and Laney and Merritt Colleges.
Annual Lobby Day Sacramento presented by BWOPAÂs Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment
Mon. May 23rd, Effective Grassroots Advocacy, 5:30pm Â 9pm
Wed, May 25th, Lobby Day Sacramento, 7:15am Oakland, 7:40 Richmond
Classroom Preparation Workshop will take place at Peralta Community College District Boardroom 333 East 8th Street, Oakland, across from Laney College Football Field
Lobby Day bus pick up Peralta Commmunity College District parking lot and stops for pick-up in Richmond at Hwy 580 Park & Ride
Early registration is $40 for adults and students
To register call, 510-763-9523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org