LGBTQI Advocacy Institute Pilot Launched w/ 16 Students


Thursday, September 3, 2020

Today, Equality New York (EQNY) and NYC Pride & Power launched their new pilot program, LGBTQI Advocacy Institute. 16 students make up the first cohort of the program. All students will receive the training needed to understand the theoretical and programmatic components of effective organizing, along with the tools needed to implement a successful campaign in local communities.

All classes are:

  • taught by expert organizers;
  • comprised of between 10-12 students;
  • online – due to COVD-19;
  • follow a core curriculum and include readings;
  • 100% tuition free (thanks to our generous funders & donors).

The Community Organizing training provides participants with an understanding of core organizing concepts by studying campaigns and movements throughout history. Each class highlights a practical organizing strategy which contributes to building a robust toolkit for participants. The course ends with each person presenting an outline for a grassroots advocacy effort they can implement in their community.

The Organizing in the 21st Century: Virtual Campaigns training provides participants with an overview of what technology can do for mobilizing communities. Each class focuses on different tools and techniques in engaging people via virtual campaigns and programming. The course ends with each person presenting an outline for a virtual campaign that they can implement.

The Rapid Response track trains participants on how to identify, engage, and implement a rapid response campaign or program in their community. Each class focuses on how to authentically engage community. The course ends with each person presenting an outline for a rapid response project that they can implement.

To learn about our current students and/or apply visit::