All About Advocacy Day


Looking to learn more about social justice issues? Want to engage with other students and gain valuable activist skills? Well, SSU’s Advocacy Day, hosted by the Center for Civic Engagemet is the right place for you! Here’s everything you need to know about the event! You’ll move from simply talking about the issues to gaining skills needed to take action! The event includes a keynote speaker, activist panel and breakout sessions.Here’s the rundown:

Date: Monday, February 27th

Time: 11am-4pm

Location: Vet’s Hall- Ellison Campus Center (ECC), North Campus. 1 Meier Drive, Salem, MA 01970




The specific schedule is as follows:

10:50 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Keynote by Nazda Alam, who will draw on this year’s FYRE book by addressing her work in immigration and voting rights activism

11:45 – 1 p.m. Lunch and Activist Panel addressing: women’s rights, higher education/student debt, economic and housing justice, racial justice, and LGBTQ rights.

1:10 – 2:20 p.m. Breakout Session: Digging Deeper. Learn more about a specific social justice issue you would like to take action on.

2:30 – 4 p.m. Roundtable Workshops and Closing Reflections: Learn activist tools like voter mobilization, social media activism, peaceful assembly, arts activism, etc.

You’ll definitely want to check out this event because this year’s First-Year Reading Experience (FYRE) book selection will be announced!  

Additionally, lunch will be served to all attendees. But, be sure that you register for this event in order to guarantee your spot! Register here

Find out more info about the event here  and here 

 or contact Cynthia Lynch by email at

Go be an Advocate, I know you’ll rock it!

-FYM Patrick


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