BTCC hosted two Advocacy Exchange events the week of March 20th.  Bloomington and Monroe County are rich in groups focused on or engaged in advocacy work, including several that have formed after the November election.  The meet ups were intended to get folks in the same room and to share who we are and what we do- and to learn from and connect with one another. With the recognition that people are (and should be) organizing around a variety of issues and in myriad ways, participants were invited to describe the advocacy efforts in which they engage, priority issues, connections, resources, and gaps.

The gatherings included groups that ranged in scope, focus, and strategies.  A few groups developed in the last 4 months and others have existed 100 years. Some are a part of a national effort and others are exclusively local.  BTCC is grateful to the individuals that showed up to represent their groups and the generosity with which participants shared their mission, commitment, needs-and time!

3/21/17 Advocacy Exchange participants:

Bloomington Commission on the Status of Children and Youth
Bloomington Peace Action Coalition
Bloomington Refugee Support Network
Bloomington RESULTS Global
Family Voices Indiana
Girls Inc. of Monroe County
Indiana Coalition for Public Education–Monroe County
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – Bloomington
Monroe County NOW
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County
Ping the People
Reproductive Justice Task Force- Unitarian Universalist Church
SCCAP Covering Kids and Families
Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ)
Stone Belt Arc
We Are You
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

3/23/17 Advocacy Exchange participants:

All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center
Bloomington RESULTS Global
Indiana Forest Alliance
Indivisible Bloomington and 9th District
League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County
Ping the People
South Central Housing Network
South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities
The Openhearted Campaign


When: March 21 2017, 11:30-1:00 pm & March 23 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm

Location: Monroe County Public Library Room 1B

Advocacy Exchanges
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