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September Lunch & Learn: Advocacy 101

  • Center for Civic Innovation 115 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Southwest Atlanta, GA, 30303 United States (map)
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Join CCI and policy experts from the Atlanta ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) for a Lunch & Learn on Friday, September 20th at 11:30 a.m.

Whether you’re new to advocacy or a seasoned veteran, this session will remind you of the importance of advocacy for your organization. Bring your questions, current policy work, and your advocacy goals. Meet other nonprofit professionals to build connections and support each other going forward.

Space is limited - be sure to register today! This is a brown-bag lunch event, coffee will be provided.

Our Speakers

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Dr. Allison Padilla-Goodman: ADL Southeast Regional Director   Dr. Allison Padilla-Goodman is a veteran community organizer, educator, and voice against racism and anti-Semitism, serves as ADL Southeast Regional Director since 2017. ADL’s Southeast Region encompasses Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The office was first established in Atlanta in 1946 and has served those communities in the South ever since. Born and raised in the Deep South and with long family roots in Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia, Allison believes deeply in the ADL mission and its particular relevance to the American South. Prior to her current role in Atlanta, she served for several years as ADL South-Central Regional Director in New Orleans, where she elevated the expertise and growth of the organization tremendously: she was the New Orleans Advisory Leader for the Greater New Orleans Civil Rights Working Group, a citywide coalition that brought community leaders and law enforcement into dialogue; she trained thousands of law enforcement on hate crimes and domestic extremism;

Dr. Allison Padilla-Goodman: ADL Southeast Regional Director

Dr. Allison Padilla-Goodman is a veteran community organizer, educator, and voice against racism and anti-Semitism, serves as ADL Southeast Regional Director since 2017. ADL’s Southeast Region encompasses Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The office was first established in Atlanta in 1946 and has served those communities in the South ever since. Born and raised in the Deep South and with long family roots in Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia, Allison believes deeply in the ADL mission and its particular relevance to the American South. Prior to her current role in Atlanta, she served for several years as ADL South-Central Regional Director in New Orleans, where she elevated the expertise and growth of the organization tremendously: she was the New Orleans Advisory Leader for the Greater New Orleans Civil Rights Working Group, a citywide coalition that brought community leaders and law enforcement into dialogue; she trained thousands of law enforcement on hate crimes and domestic extremism;

LaVita Tuff: ADL Associate Regional Director.    LaVita is an Atlanta native, who has spent the last decade working to empower marginalized communities and serving as a policy change agent. LaVita came to the Anti-Defamation League with immense expertise in civil rights advocacy, legislative strategy, and coalition-building. Her portfolio with the ADL’s Southeastern office includes legislative advocacy and coalition building, incident response and the Civil Rights Committee. She has managed the development and design of legislative trackers worked in Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake administration, led coalition work in Louisiana (criminal justice reform) and Washington D.C. (environmental justice and health), and leveraged key partnerships with professional athletes for economic equity.

LaVita Tuff: ADL Associate Regional Director.

LaVita is an Atlanta native, who has spent the last decade working to empower marginalized communities and serving as a policy change agent. LaVita came to the Anti-Defamation League with immense expertise in civil rights advocacy, legislative strategy, and coalition-building. Her portfolio with the ADL’s Southeastern office includes legislative advocacy and coalition building, incident response and the Civil Rights Committee. She has managed the development and design of legislative trackers worked in Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake administration, led coalition work in Louisiana (criminal justice reform) and Washington D.C. (environmental justice and health), and leveraged key partnerships with professional athletes for economic equity.


11:30am Doors open

12:00pm Talk begins

1:00pm End

This event is $15 to cover lunch for attendees or a $20 donation at the door.

Lunch & Learn's are FREE for all of our members - just enter your membership code under "enter promotional code" for access to your free ticket.


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