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Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

National Grassroots Leadership Training Institute
(June 21-22, 2008)

National Advocacy Days
(June 22-24, 2008)

AGENDA

Grassroots Leadership Training Institute

Saturday, June 21
8:00pm

Grassroots Leadership Training Institute Opening Plenary:
Room:  Franklin D

Welcome to the Grassroots Leadership Training Institute

The American Jewish Peace Movement and the Growth of Grassroots Leadership

  • Diane Balser, Interim Executive Director, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

The Brit Tzedek community: A conversation among leaders and activists from across the country

  • Cherie Brown, Chair, Chapter Development Committee, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • You
  • Brit Tzedek’s Chapter Leaders, Chapter Development Committee and Board of Directors
Sunday, June 22
9:00 am - 10:45 am

Workshop I

Intensive Strategic Planning

Recommended for experienced chapter leadership
Room: McPherson A

Creating and Building Your Chapter
Recommended for emerging leadership
Room: McPherson B

Home District Advocacy Strategies
Recommended for chapter advocacy leaders
Room: Franklin C

  • Sue Swartz, National Advocacy Chair and Vice President, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Rob Levy, Washington Representative, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Bonnie Alpert, Boston Chapter Steering Committee
11:00 - 12:45 pm

Workshop II

Conducting One-on-Ones
Track: Grassroots Skills
Room: Franklin C

Developing Leadership
Track: Leadership and Development
Room: McPherson A

  • Cherie Brown, Chair, Chapter Development Committee, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

Communicating Our Message to the Media
Track: Media and Communications
Room: McPherson B

1:00 - 2:30 pm 

Lunch Session: Organizing in the American Jewish Community
*Kosher Vegetarian available upon request.
Room: Franklin AB

2:30 - 4:15 pm

Workshop III

Event Planning as an Organizing Tool
Track: Grassroots Skills
Room: McPherson B

  • Aliza Becker, Deputy Director, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Barbara Lahav, Steering Committee Member, Seattle Chapter, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

Turning your Supporters into Activists
Track: Leadership and Development
Room: Franklin C

Creating Best Practices in Media Outreach
Track: Media and Communications
Room: McPherson A

4:30 - 5:45 pm

How does Brit Tzedek relate to electoral politics
Room: Franklin AB

  • Diane Balser, Interim Executive Director, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Rob Levy, Washington Representative, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Joel Rubin, Political Director, J Street / JStreetPAC

Grassroots Leadership Training Institute Feedback and Next Steps

  • Cherie Brown, Chair, Chapter Development Committee, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Adam Esrig, Chapter Liaison, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
National Advocacy Days 2008
7:30 pm

National Advocacy Days Keynote Presentation

  • Yossi Beilin, Member of Knesset, former chairman of the Israeli Meretz-Yachad party, and principal Israeli architect of the Geneva Accords

    Sixth & I Historic Synagogue   
    600 I Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20001 [map]

Monday, June 23
9:00 am - 11:45 am

A Year of Brit Tzedek Advocacy Successes and How to Present the Brit Tzedek Message
Room: Rayburn House Office Building 2200

  • Rob Levy, Washington Representative, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Sue Swartz, National Advocacy Chair and Vice President, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

The U.S. Congress and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

  • Tommy Ross, foreign policy adviser to Rep. David Price (D-NC)
  • Jeannie Salo, foreign policy adviser to Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH)
  • Puneet Talwar, chief Middle East adviser to Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
11:45 - 1:15 pm Lunch Break
1:15 - 4:30 pm

National Advocacy Training Sessions
Room: Russell Senate Office Building 325

  • Featuring “Stump the Expert” with Daniel Levy, Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Policy Initiative at the New America Foundation
5:30 - 7:00 pm Congressional Reception
Room: Rayburn Foyer (1st Floor), Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring distinguished speakers:

Tuesday, June 24
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Full Day of Meetings with Senators, Representatives, and their Staff!
3:00 - 4:30 pm Debriefing and Closing: Bringing Advocacy Back to the Grassroots
Room: Rayburn House Office Building 2255

Lodging:There are no more rooms available at the Four Points by Sheraton.

For a list of other housing options in the Capital click here.

For information on home-stay and low-cost lodging options, contact adam@btvshalom.org.

A list of restaurants near the Four Points by Sheraton.

 

Fees:The combined registration fee is $150 Regular; $200 Patron; $80 Low-Income. For a single event the fee is $90 Regular; $150 Patron and $60 Low-income. The registration deadline is June 13, 2008.

 

Conference Site:The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 1201 K Street N.W., Washington, DC. Phone: 1-800-325-3535 or (202) 289-7600

 

Scholarships: For information on registration waivers and travel subsidies, contact adam@btvshalom.org

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