How to Be An Advocate: Boots on the Ground, Practical Training on Getting Your Voice Heard

  • Thu, April 12, 2018
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave.


Registration is closed


3:00pm: networking

3:30pm: announcements, presentation & Q&A

Speaker: Guisela Marroquin, Director of Training and Engagement for the Advocacy Institute. Presentation: Advocacy Presentation 2018.pptx

Ms. Marroquin coordinates and facilitates trainings that address the needs of legislative advocates across multiple regions, issues, and sectors in New York. She oversees relationships with partner organizations, engages in strategic campaign consultation with AI members and brings her organizing expertise to the relationship-building of a network of advocacy "insiders" and elected officials.

Ms. Marroquin formerly served as the regional organizer for the Long Island and Lower Hudson Valley chapters of the New York Civil Liberties Union and focused on statewide campaigns relating to educational justice, voting rights, police reform and accountability, and immigrant rights, including the Justice for Farmworkers Campaign.

Her Latinx heritage has informed her ability to make connections between obstacles she has overcome and issues that affect other marginalized groups. Guisela is an immigrant from Guatemala and a fluent Spanish speaker and writer. Coming to the United States as an eight-year-old immigrant from Guatemala City, Guisela grew up striving to shape her identity in an unfamiliar world and help others navigate similar struggles.

Guisela has also been a direct-service provider and crisis manager to low-income families in Westchester County, NY--helping clients gain access to educational opportunities from early childhood through college. In addition, she supported families with language barriers in gaining a better understanding of the school systems, the legal system and the policy context.

Guisela holds a B.A. in Behavioral Science and a Masters in Organizing, Planning & Development from the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work. She currently lives in Mamaroneck, NY.



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