Apr. 16 - Speak up: How to work change in your community
Date & Time
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This webinar will teach participants how to engage in making change in their city, state, and country by becoming an advocate. The workshop will lead participants through the advocacy process, including:
- Why we should speak up for the issues that matter
- How to effectively make your voice heard
- How to engage your elected officials
- How to share powerful stories.
Gina Plata-Nino, Staff Attorney, Central West Justice Center
Attorney Gina Plata-Nino joined the Central West Justice Center in January 2016 to manage the Food Security Outreach Project, a collaboration between CWJC and the Worcester County Food Bank. The goal of the project is to help clients successfully navigate and become enrolled in SNAP benefits with the help of Food Security volunteer advocates. Previously, she worked as a corporate associate in southeast Asia and as a law clerk at the Massachusetts Appeals Court for the Honorable Cynthia Cohen and Mark Kantrowitz. She also founded a nonprofit organization called Oon Jai, which works to alleviate poverty in southeast Asia.