GLAAD media training in Anchorage

What would you say - and how would you say it - if a reporter, coworker or neighbor who is not yet an ally asked why we need LGBT rights? What are the best ways to get across our message of equality and be understood?

A top gay media strategist is coming to Anchorage next weekend to teach the LGBT community how to speak to the public and the media to advance equal rights in Alaska.
Adam Bass, a Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD in Los Angeles, is coming to Anchorage to offer a media workshop for the LGBT community and allies. Community members, religious and organization leaders, and allies are invited to come to the workshop.

The event will be from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, September 11, at the conference room in the lower level of 1057 West Fireweed Lane.

The workshop will focus on how to tell our stories and build support through media advocacy. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, we will promote understanding, increase acceptance, and advance equality.

Participants will learn the ins and outs of communications strategy, talking points, media interviews, and the power of telling their story.

Communications work, like lobbying or door knocking, involves strategy that can move public opinion about issues to accomplish a goal. This advocacy workshop will give you the resources you need to speak up about equality, to move public opinion, and to help make equality in Anchorage a reality!

The workshop will be free of charge. For more information, please contact Adam Bass, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
We can all be more media savvy to advance LGBT rights in Anchorage. Don't miss this excellent opportunity.

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