The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, part of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership, is hosting several fall events to help community members feel more confident in advocating for issues and causes. Events are free and can be attended virtually and in person. Events include:
Advocacy Basics: Ready to Research?
Co-hosted with the TWU Women's Thought Leadership Program
7-8:30 p.m., October 11, ASB 313 or virtual
Tanya Lavelle, MPAff, will lead the first half of this workshop, discussing techniques for speaking to policymakers to achieve best outcomes. Lavelle is the policy specialist for the Housing, Transportation and Disaster Team at Disability Rights Texas. Immediately following, attendees can participate in breakout rooms based on areas of policy such as voting rights, reproductive rights, healthcare access, and more.
Advocacy Moment: Dobbs
12:25 to 12:55 p.m., October 18, OMB 257 or virtual
Join a discussion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Wouter Van Erve, PhD (Political Science) will explain the case and Jennifer Woo, PhD (Nursing) will discuss implications of the case on women's health in Texas. The event will finish with a Q&A.
Advocacy Basics: Tips for Success
7-8:30 p.m., October 26, OMB 257 or virtual
Take in a panel of seasoned policy professionals who will offer practical advice on working with other organizations, legislative staff, and more. The panel's experts represent policy specialists in health professionalism, children's advocacy and voting access. Panelists are:
- Kristen Howell, Chief Executive Officer of the Children's Advocacy Center for North Texas
- Craig Tounget, Executive Director at Texas Physical Therapy Association
- Andrea Flores, Dallas Advocacy Organizer for MOVE Texas Action Fund