Systems Change and Community: Putting Your Experiences and Perspectives Into Practice

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Zoom (register for the Zoom link)


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JDI Training Institute Presents:

Systems Change and Community: 
Putting Your Experiences and Perspectives Into Practice

Hema Sarang-Sieminski, Policy Director JDI
& Vilma Martinez-Dominguez, City of Lawrence 

Date: May 19, 2020 from 1-2:30 PM EST *
*This training has been rescheduled from its original April date.

Where: Zoom conferencing (register for the Zoom link)

Ever wonder why the systems survivors navigate still don’t understand some of the basics of trauma-informed or survivor-centered support that you live and breathe each day?

Ever wish you could change those systems so they do a better job of supporting survivors you work with?

As advocates, you hold important information about what harms and what supports survivors as they navigate their path to healing. In the day-to-day demand of individual advocacy, connecting to the work to make change in these systems can feel daunting. In this training, you will have an opportunity to engage in discussions about developing strategies for policy and systems advocacy to benefit survivors and their families. We will introduce you to the basic anatomy of some of the major systems survivors must navigate (health care, education, housing, law enforcement, DCF).  We will then practice translating your experiences as advocates into talking points to advocate for important changes within these systems. Finally, we will discuss what it takes to advocate for these changes at the community, regional, and state levels and how JDI can support you in this work. 




Accessibility: If you are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a disability, and would like to request an accommodation, please contact Diana Mancera at phone: 617-557-1806 email: preferably three weeks prior (March 26th) to the training that you are attending.  In your message, please provide your contact information and specify what accommodation you are requesting. 

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