Course Descriptions: Selected Graduate Courses - FALL 2021

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16:988:517; Advocacy: Tactics and Techniques

Instructor: Voichita Nachescu
Course Delivery: W 0100 P - 0400

Certain skills are essential for advocacy, regardless of the cause one seeks to promote. This course will assist students in developing basic capacities such a public speaking, agenda setting, issue identification, event planning, publicity campaigns, harnessing free media, group facilitation, social media mobilization, fundraising, grant writing, networking, coalition building, petitioning, lobbying, organizational planning and budgeting, consensus-building, and participatory decision-making. Drawing examples from feminist activism and organizations across the global North and South, the class will prepare students for the demands of social change activism and advocacy.