Social Media 101 for Housing Advocates
Wednesday, February 6
Firesteel, the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, and the Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness will be hosting a free training session for individuals who want to learn the basics of social media and use these tools to advocate online for affordable housing issues. The session will help you understand and use social media sites and apps like Twitter and Facebook and show you how to join with organizations to be an online housing advocate.
You'll have two unique options for participating:
The organizers will be facilitating this workshop as a live Google Hangout video conference. So, participants will be able to attend from anywhere they choose.
If you need a more hands-on approach, you can go to Seattle University's Pigott building #103, to watch the feed. There, other facilitators will present a live training session before and after the webinar. They'll also be on-hand to directly help you with any tech issues or difficulties you might have in getting set-up.
It is highly recommended that you bring your laptop and/or a mobile device with you, but it is not required. Paid parking is available on the street (12th Avenue is easiest) or in the lot at 12th Ave. & Marion. There is also limited free two-hour parking in the streets east of the university. Please see this campus map for details on parking and room location.
Agenda for Option 2
10:00 - 11:00am In-person coaching
11:00 - 11:30am Video conference
11:30 - noon Follow-up coaching and Q & A
Coffee will be provided. There is also a full-service espresso stand in the building with food and beverages for purchase.
Register below and you'll receive a follow-up email in late January with the web login information and other information on how to join Social Media 101 for Housing Advocates.
Social Media 201 for Housing Advocates
Then you can use your new skills at Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day on February 11, as you meet with your legislators to advocate for affordable housing and homelessness issues. At Advocacy Day, you'll also have an opportunity to attend a Social Media 201 for Housing Advocates where you'll take the skills you've learned from the 101 session and apply them towards online advocacy post-February 11. (There is no need to pre-register for Social Media 201 for Housing Advocates; all Advocacy Day workshops are open to any participant.)
Thank you for your strong advocacy and dedication to affordable housing and homelessness!
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