Changing minds, swaying votes, and shaping policy can come down to good communication skills. Civil Talk teaches community members how to improve their communications to make a difference on issues they care about—including how to disagree and have civil political conversations; how words, messengers, and advocacy style matter; and how to communicate with elected officials.
Who will you talk to and how will you reach them to impact policy decisions and initiatives around the issues you care about most? Contacting elected officials can be daunting and confusing. This panel discussion identifies the various levels of government decision making and how to best communicate with different types of elected officials in order to teach students and community members how to sway hearts and minds through community advocacy.
- Emily Ellsworth Coleman, Former Congressional Staffer; Author, Call the Halls;
- Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake County Council
- Carol Lear, Utah State Board of Education
- Kilo Zamora, Instructor, Gender Studies
- Moderator: Andrea Himoff, Executive Director, Action Utah
Pizza provided. Free and open to the public.