[pccgrads] Union of Concerned Scientists advocacy training: Sept 26 in OCN 425, 11 AM-1 PM

Michael S Diamond diamond2 at uw.edu
Tue Aug 29 09:35:23 PDT 2017

Hello PCC community,

A group of graduate students with the Program on Climate Change is working
with the Union of Concerned Scientists to bring an advocacy training to
campus, focusing on how to effectively communicate and build relationships
with local policymakers on issues relating to your research/field of
expertise. Additional details are provided below, and at the following RSVP
link: https://secure.ucsusa.org/onlineactions/UpiDyYvCiESoI81-e56CGA2.

The training is geared toward graduate students/early career scientists,
but anyone is welcome to attend. However, space is limited, so please do
remember to RSVP at
https://secure.ucsusa.org/onlineactions/UpiDyYvCiESoI81-e56CGA2. Hope to
see many of you there!




Scientists cannot be silent in the face of attacks on science and
science-based decision making.

*The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Science Network and graduate
students from the University of Washington invite you to a workshop on
advocating for science and engaging with local legislators to make
impactful impressions that can influence policy decisions.*

*Date:* Tuesday, September 26

*Time:* 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

*Location:* University of Washington, Ocean Sciences Building Room 425,
1492 NE Boat St., Seattle, WA 98105

We will discuss how to build relationships with elected officials and how
to effectively communicate your scientific expertise. The workshop will
include a hands-on training to practice conversations in role-playing

Lunch will be provided following the workshop. Join us after the workshop
for a chance to network and to sign up for an opportunity to meet with a
local legislators on campus and put your newly learned skills to practice.

*Space is limited—please be sure to RSVP. We will contact you before the
training to confirm your registration.*

Michael S. Diamond
Graduate Student
Advisor: Dr. Rob Wood
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Washington
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