Self Advocacy Impact Lab

Self Advocacy Impact Lab is a hands-on intensive experience in which self advocates can learn and experience the power of social change communication by creating change from the ground up. Self advocates will be a part of monthly meetings where they collaborate to create campaigns that effect measurable and sustainable change in any area of public interest. All campaigns will be self advocate led and followed through until the end regardless of the time required.

Self advocates participating in Self Advocacy Impact Lab will be creating meaningful change in their community while developing and implementing skills in the following areas

  • Collaboration 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Problem solving 
  • Communication 
  • Storytelling 
  • Movement building 
  • Community engagement 
  • Cultural awareness 
  • Design & Marketing 

Self Advocacy Impact Lab will utilize the public interest communication framework as the basis for all campaigns. Public interest communication is about development and implementation of science-based, planned strategic communication campaigns with the main goal of achieving significant change and sustained positive behavioral change on a public interest issue that transcends the particular interests of any single organization.

Public interest communication is uniquely suited to integrate with the self movement because it is specifically designed to be adaptable to the needs and abilities of any community