Leadership Alliance Activists Participate in Trainings, Hone Leadership Skills

Last week, three members of the FMF Campus Team conducted the first regional training of the 2002-2003 academic year, bringing together over 35 Leadership Alliance and affiliate activists from BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY (MA), BROWN UNIVERSITY (RI), CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON, and BOSTON UNIVERSITY. The daylong training included issue-based workshops on the three current Choices initiatives: Never Go Back, Emergency Contraception Over-The-Counter, and Get Out Her Vote; and skills-building workshops like event planning and recruitment.

According to Marissa Collins, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY freshman and FMLA Get Out Her Vote co-chair, the training was productive, “It’s so incredibly helpful to have campus reps who are so readily available and the leadership training itself was so informative and very intensive. It really touched on a lot of aspects that sometimes get neglected when we’re talking about activism like the practical aspects, publicity and media.”

Each member of the BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY FMLA plans to do a presentation on what they learned at the training for other members of the group during their next meeting. Thanks to all the students who attended the training and we look forward to hearing from your groups!

Two officers from the TEXAS TECH FMLA participated in a Planned Parenthood sponsored pro-choice student leadership workshop and plan to bring new resources and training back to their group.

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