Sign up for a #GLAADInstitute workshop this fall

The GLAAD Media Institute takes GLAAD's best practices to teach activists and advocates use their voice to acceletate acceptance. Now, the GLAAD Media Institute has announced its Fall course catalogue—all free, online, and open to any activist or advocate invested in justice and equality. To register for any of these workshops, click on the course title to register via Bookwhen.

Check out the calendar below:

 

September 16, 2020
Media Advocacy Essentials for Bisexual+ People

Designed specifically for bisexual+ (pansexual, fluid, no label, queer, etc) advocates, participants will learn the basics of media storytelling, including identifying target audiences and using social media for their advocacy work. Equipped with research and best practices gleaned from more than 30 years of experience, GLAAD will work with participants to reach and teach the movable middle about the bisexual+ community through compelling storytelling. The workshop will also discuss the state of bisexual+ representation in media and the opportunities for improved bisexual+ representation in the future.
This workshop is a part of GLAAD's #BiWeek 2020. You can register here. 

 

September 25, 2020
Telling Your Story Through Social Media 

Designed for those who are starting to incorporate social media into their advocacy strategy, participants in this specialized course will receive a comprehensive overview of social media platforms, as well as leveraging social media for reaching expanded audiences, deeper storytelling, and accelerating acceptance. This course will teach participants the best practices to make the most of the potential for a variety of social media platforms, while also carefully avoiding pitfalls that exist in the social media sphere. You can register here.

 

October 1, 2020
2020 Election Engagement for LGBTQ Equality 

More than ever, we need voters who understand the impact of elections on the LGBTQ community. That means they need to hear from you about why LGBTQ issues are such an important part of the election conversation. Together, we will discuss how to tell your story, make voters understand what issues are important to you and the LGBTQ community, and explore resources to find accurate information and counter fake news about the LGBTQ community. You can register here.

 

October 8, 2020
Building Media Strategy for Long-Term Change 

This advanced-level training is designed to help advocates and allies develop diversified media campaigns and strategies that shape the narrative and lead to awareness and change. We will talk about personal and organizational brand, creating content that reinforces your message, and waging multi-faceted media campaigns that educate and inspire people to action. You can register here.

 

October 23, 2020
2020 Election Engagement for LGBTQ Equality

Aren’t able to attend this workshop on October 1st? Don’t fret! You have another chance to attend.
More than ever, we need voters who understand the impact of elections on the LGBTQ community. That means they need to hear from you about why LGBTQ issues are such an important part of the election conversation. Together, we will discuss how to tell your story, make voters understand what issues are important to you and the LGBTQ community, and explore resources to find accurate information and counter fake news about the LGBTQ community. You can register here.

 

November 20, 2020
Telling Your Story: Messaging & Media Tools for Today’s Activist

Participants will understand how to get a message of inclusion and acceptance across effectively in the mainstream media narrative about the LGBTQ community. Equipped with GLAAD’s Accelerating Acceptance data, GLAAD will work with you to reach and teach the movable middle about the LGBTQ community through a personal lens, yours. Topics include LGBTQ acceptance, understanding media mentality, speaking to your audience, messaging and framing the issue, social media basics, and interview techniques. You can register here.

 

Sign up for any, or even all, of these GLAAD Media Institute workshops this Fall to learn how to make your voice heard. 

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