Community Organizing: Becoming a Change Agent


In this eighth session of DC Advocacy Partners, participants will:

  • Identify strategies for beginning and sustaining grassroots level organizing around specific issues.
  • Understand the role of and how to use the media to effectively promote their issues.
  • Identify mechanisms to promote cooperation and coalition building that will result in combined strength to influence public policy more effectively.
  • Be able to identify how to recruit individual supports for community organization.


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Brianne Nadeau

2014 DC City Council Candidate

Kat Taylor

Disability Rights Program Manager, Equal Rights Center

Will Swenson

Director of Political Leadership and Strategy, United Cerebral Palsy

Kamilah Martin-Proctor

Martin Multiple Sclerosis Alliance Foundation & National Council on Disability


Partial List of Resources on Community Organizing

Strategies for Community Organizing

Amplifying Your Voice by Lydia Brown

Disability Issues: Organizing Community Support

Supporting LGBTQ Individuals: The Basics

Media Advocacy Manual by the American Public Health Association

10 Myths about the District of Columbia by DC Vote

Partial List of Resources on Emergency Preparedness & Transportation

Prepared for Emergencies Now: Information for People with Disabilities from FEMA 

Be Ready DC: A Guide to Family Preparedness by the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency of the District of Columbia