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Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism

Green Mountain College
Poultney, VT

Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism
Rural Vermont Hosts Statewide Series in October

Rural Vermont announces an informative and interactive workshop series on the opportunities and need for citizen advocates. These workshops will provide participants with inspiration, confidence and practical skills to speak up for causes they care about to create the change they seek. Workshops are free and include hearty snacks and a citizen activist toolkit. RSVP is strongly encouraged.

The full schedule is as follows:

Sun. Oct 4, 1-5pm - Brattleboro Food Coop, co-hosted by Post Oil Solutions
Tues. Oct 6, 4-8pm - Upper Valley Food Coop, White River Junction
Wed. Oct 7, 4-8pm - Sterling College, Craftsbury
Tues. Oct. 13, 4:30-8:30pm - Burlington Co-Housing Community
Wed. Oct. 14, 1-5pm - Green Mountain College, Poultney
Sun. Oct. 18, Time 2-6pm - Burrelli Farm, Berlin

The professional staff and farmer board members from Rural Vermont will provide an overview of the many situations in which citizen voices can and must be heard. From town boards to our state legislature, regulatory agencies, the U.S. Congress and global grassroots movements, learn how they work and how citizens can influence them. Using personal stories, fun interactive activities, and the opportunity to meet other aspiring activists, each of these four hour workshops will provide participants with the simple and important skills for effective citizen action.

To see the full agenda, please visit www.ruralvermont.org. RSVP online or by calling the Rural Vermont office at (802) 223-7222. Reserve your space at least 48 hours before the workshop you wish to attend - space is limited and Rural Vermont reserves the right to cancel due to low enrollment.

Rural Vermont is a statewide nonprofit advocacy group founded in 1985 and dedicated to ensuring family farmers and the people they work to feed have a voice in the public policies that affect their lives. For more info or to be added to the mailing list, call (802) 223-7222, visit www.ruralvermont.org, or find them on Facebook.