The Advocacy Council is a leadership training program, focused on sharing strategies and knowledge from experts to support the development of civic engagement and self-advocacy in communities across Chicago.
This program aims to lift up and encourage women (Councilmembers) who have been affected by breast cancer to advocate for themselves and others. After the initial training and with the support of Equal Hope staff and partners, Council members set out to lead advocacy workshops and focus groups within their own community.
You can advocate by voicing the concerns you have for yourself, your family and your community to the elected officials who are responsible for representing you. There are two great ways to get involved.
While this program was initially designed for breast cancer survivors, any woman interested in becoming a member should contact us to learn more!
The initial training is about 3 hours long. The Advocacy Council then meets about once a month throughout the year to discuss upcoming programs and activities. The time commitment for the entire year is only about 20 hours, but can be more depending on your level of involvement.
The Advocacy Council is intended to support the development of a vibrant network of survivors and advocates in the South and West side communities.
For more information, contact Anna at 312-942-5599.