Whether you have your own immigration story or you've come to care about the issues many refugees and immigrants face through relationships with others, you have a story to tell! 

Anyone can use storytelling to talk to their friends, family members, and even policymakers about why they care about policy issues affecting refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and abroad. Join us for a free, two-hour workshop on Saturday, August 11th to learn how to use stories in your advocacy activities. We'll focus in on advocacy work relevant to refugees and immigrants, but the skills you'll learn will help you advocate for any issue that's important to you. 

The workshop will be led by Sara Aardema, World Relief Chicago's Director of Volunteer & Church Engagement. Sara holds a Master of Public Policy from Loyola University Chicago and cares deeply about making advocacy work approachable for everyone! 

World Relief Chicago volunteers and people who are new to World Relief Chicago are invited! No prior advocacy, writing, or storytelling experience is required. 

You can register here, or contact Sara Aardema at saardema@wr.org if you have questions. 

Key details: Using Storytelling for Advocacy Workshop

  • Saturday, August 11th  
  • World Relief Chicago (3507 W. Lawrence)
  • 10am-noon
  • Coffee, tea & snacks will be provided.
  • Free registration!