If the 2021 MO Leg session showed Missourians anything, it is that our voices are needed now more than ever. In our efforts to demystify the legislative process and ensure better advocacy from the people and their important community concerns, please join our 2021 Testimony Tuesday’s Summer Series.

Events: 

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August 

August 3, 6 pm: Testimony Tuesdays Summer Series: Op-Ed Training: So you want to speak up and speak out? Join us on August 3rd from 6-7:30 pm for our Op-Ed Training. Op-eds are a vital way to spread your message far and wide to publications across the state and beyond. It is an important piece of the puzzle that offers an opportunity to educate and inform a large audience about an issue in the community. They can help sway public opinion and, more importantly for this topic, dispel common misconceptions about CRT.

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August 10th, 6 pm: Testimony Tuesdays Summer Series: Testimony Training: So you want to testify? Join us on August 10th from 6-7:30 pm for our Testimony Training. When bills are proposed in the state legislature, there is an opportunity for members of the public to voice our opinions for (in support of) or against (in opposition of) it. Testimony is a very important part of the lawmaking process because it gives community members such as you a place and time to advocate for policies directly to representatives.

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August 17th, 6 pm: Testimony Tuesdays: Panel with Judge Wolff and Reps. Paula Brown & Ashley Bland-Manlove: So now what? Join us on August 17th from 6-7:30 pm for our CRT Panel with Reps. Brown and Bland-Manlove and Judge Wolff. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to speak to your State Representatives directly about this issue. From the perspective of an educator and the Black Caucus, join in on the conversation, provide your input, and bring questions!

 

 

Past Events

March

Mar 9, 6 pm: Show Me Accountability: What you need to know about recording law enforcement

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March 11, 6 pm: Poder de la voz: How to uplift stories of Migration for policy changePublic hearings during the Missouri Legislative session gives you an opportunity to express your opinion on an issue in a formal way to the deciding committee. Offering oral a powerful way to uplift stories of Migration for policy change in our state. Join us to learn about the process of providing testimony and tips for sharing your story.

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Feb 17, 6 pm: Liberation and Solidarity: Policy and Legislative Advocacy Training: This training is to educate and empower more Black and Latinx community members in policy and legislative advocacy

Feb 24, 6 pmLiberation and Solidarity: Policy, Legislative and Policy Training Part 2: -Map systems of power and learn how to take part in decision-making processes

-Learn how to voice and act on Black and Latinx community needs