Get to the Core of It: Best Practices in the Four Core Services - A Five Part Series - Part 2: Systems Advocacy: May 2, 2012

Chris Hilderbrant from the Center for Disability Rights (CDR) in Rochester, New York will outline his Center's outstanding approach to systems advocacy. This presentation is a helpful reminder that, YES!, Centers can and must advocate for the rights and access of people with disabilities! Chris will outline CDR's use of the pitchfork approach to advocacy and how you can use it in your community. This includes advocating at all levels of government, how to get media coverage, and tips on protests and direct action. In addition, you'll learn how to help consumers become effective systems change advocates and how, as a Center, you can measure and document your success. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will have knowledge and resources which will enable them to: --Explain the philosophy and role of systems advocacy as a core service that builds community and changes people's lives. --Describe the five elements of an effective advocacy model that, when used together, serve as effective catalysts for change. --Describe how social media can be used as a highly effective advocacy tool for communication. --Explain strategies for measuring success of a CIL's systems advocacy efforts. --What exactly is the first thing you're going to do to get this started?