In a time when the rights of girls and women are quickly being chipped away, it has become crucial to raise our voices to advocate for the world we seek. Successful advocacy campaigns require effective grassroots organizing in order to grow credible relevance in the community. More than just passing a policy, advocacy is about expanding our collective political will and elevating community energy to push a message forward. In this workshop series you’ll gain a better understanding of how to mobilize others around an issue, identify key strategies for bypassing barriers, and learn how to convene hundreds to thousands of people for a common policy or platform.


Led by Alliance member Hénia Belalia, Director of Programs at About-Face, this important and timely series will offer: 

  • Steps to start building a base of followers, mobilize community, and organize hundreds to thousands of people around a policy or platform
  • A better understanding of why intersectionality and allyship are so important
  • Knowledge of common barriers for direct service organizations while thinking about how to integrate advocacy with limited capacity
  • Campaign-building strategies and tactics using tools such as power-mapping, media and art making, and culture creation
  • Technical assistance to support introduction, navigation, and implementation in your organization and/or personal work
  • A closing in-person workshop to touch base, debrief, and share out successes and challenges


  Workshop Series Schedule: San Francisco, Location TBD
  Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019
  8:30am - 1:30pm Workshop
In-Person Workshop
  Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019
  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Technical Assistance Session
  Thursday, September 26, 2019
  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Closing In-Person Workshop

Morning coffee/tea and catered lunch will be provided at the in-person workshop.

About the Facilitator

Hénia Belalia
Director of Programs at About-Face

Hénia Belalia is Director of Programs at About-Face, a climate justice and migrant rights defender, a facilitator, a theatre director and a day-dreamer of collective liberation. Her work is defined by a constantly evolving practice of decolonization, healing ancestral traumas, and solidarity to front lines of struggle, with a framework rooted in intersecting and overlapping systemic oppressions.




This workshop is $95 for non-members. Members receive one free registration and 30% off subsequent registrations. Email Kailin at for the members-only promo code. Not a member? Join us! 

If you have any accommodation needs, please let us know at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. We'll make every effort to provide them. 

*“Girls” refers to gender expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth and any girl-identified youth).

Advocacy 101

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  • Thursday Aug 29 2019, 8:30 AM - 1:45 PM, Wednesday Sep 11 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Thursday Sep 26 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • TBD
    San Francisco, California
    United States