September Meeting Guide: Advocacy & Student Ambassadors
Welcome to a new academic year! It’s regional training season, and we are looking forward to seeing many of you around the country this fall! If you haven’t registered yet: Make sure to register today! We know many of our CRS Student Ambassadors are energized for action after the CRS SALT Summit in July. This guide will help you jumpstart the year. Included are some great resources to put what you learn into motion. We cannot wait to see what you do as advocates and leaders for the global common good. Don’t forget to tag us (@crsuniversity) on social media!
Key Theme: Advocacy
- Welcome any new ambassadors & do introductions
- Suggested Icebreaker Question of the Month: Why are you involved with CRS Student Ambassador or why do you want to be involved?
Catholic Social Teaching: Rights and Responsibilities
- Watch: CST 101: Rights and Responsibilities
- Where do you see or hear about rights being violated in your community or around the world?
- Whose responsibility is it to ensure those rights are protected or fulfilled?
- How might God be inviting you to advocate to protect the rights you feel most passionate about, and to ensure that corresponding duties are fulfilled?
CRS on the Ground: SALT - CRS Student Ambassadors advocate on Capitol Hill
- Watch: Facebook Live Event
- Review: SALT One Pager
- Read: CRS Student Ambassadors stress need for human dignity to Congress
ACT NOW: "Text to Sign"
- Did you know that being an advocate can be as simple as sending a text message? We are rolling out "text to sign" this fall as an easy way to engage your peers in advocacy. Consider implementing this into you next event. Let's practice!
- Step 1: Choose your issue (Migration, Global Hunger, Climate Change, Human Trafficking)
- Step 2: Text "I am Migration"/"I am Global Hunger"/"I am Climate Change"/"I am Human Trafficking" to 30644
- Step 3: Click the link that will automatically respond
- Step 4: Enter your information & personalize the letter
- Step 5: Hit Submit and become an advocate!
- Start mapping out your year with the 2018-2019 Calendar
- What events/programs are upcoming? Do you have the resources you need? How can you incorporate advocacy?
- Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Closing & Next Steps
- What are the action items that need to be completed before your next event or meeting? Have they been clearly identified and assigned?
- Don't forget to check back next month for a new guide!