Thursday, November 15, 2007

Vaishalee Blogs about Let California Ring Media Trainings

Last week I met a woman named Cindy at spokesperson training for Let California Ring in the San Gabriel Valley. She and her partner Stacey have created a loving home for their son, and they’re active at church. In fact, Stacey is in seminary school to become a chaplain. Next week, Cindy will be publishing a guest column for the Pasadena Weekly about what Thanksgiving means to her - a time for family and togetherness but at a time when her family still isn’t recognized. It’s an important story to tell.

But even if you never work with the media, you’re still a spokesperson when you talk to your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors about the freedom to marry and why it’s important to you. Attend a spokesperson training conducted by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and gain the tools to effectively tell your story, learn proven messages to open hearts and minds and practice staying on message.

Monday, Dec. 3rd: San Jose
Tuesday, Dec. 4th: Oakland
Wednesday, Dec. 5th: San Francisco
Thursday, Dec. 13th:
San Diego
Sunday, Dec 16th: LA
Thursday, Dec. 20th:
Santa Barbara

For details, please contact:
Vaishalee Raja
Associate Director of Media Field Strategy