For many of us, there are endless opportunities to engage, protest, and demonstrate and too often, important events are overlooked because we are simply too overwhelmed. However, don’t get overwhelmed this time! If you plan to be in the DC area at the end of the month, then this one is definitely worth attending.
AMP and the Palestine Youth Movement will host the third annual Palestine Advocacy Day and Training from April 29-May 1. Ahlam Lbara, Taher Herzallah and Kareem El-Hosseiny are all set to speak. The advocacy day this year will include two days of intensive training, in which participants will learn how to engage with elected officials. The Palestinian Youth Movement is working with AMP to get more Palestinian American students to attend and for those students who are reading this—you must participate! It is a unique opportunity to received training from legislative affairs experts and learn about the legislative process at the local, state and federal levels.
Nothing is more important than advocating for what you believe in and this is a great opportunity for students and young activists to become involved. No one is going to stand up for us if we don’t stand up for ourselves first!
Also, if you aren’t already involved in AMP, you can find your chapter here: http://www.ampalestine.org/events/palestine-advocacy-day-2017