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“The Empowered Citizen’s Guide” Book Talk with Pat Libby

Thursday, September 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Thursday, September 15, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Warren Auditorium, University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110 United States
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The Nonprofit Institute
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Join us for an evening with local author and nonprofit expert Pat Libby. Get a behind the scenes look into how everyday citizens can make or change laws, with real stories of inspiration and triumph. 

Using humor and relatable stories, Pat shares how anyone with passion for a cause can learn to successfully pass and change laws using the time-tested tools in The Empowered Citizens Guide: 10 Steps to Passing a Law that Matters to You (Oxford University Press). By the end of the evening, you’ll be convinced that you can make change in your community using the book as your guide! 

One of the nation’s leading experts on citizen lobbying campaigns, Pat has made it her mission to teach people – in a funny and engaging way – how to make change through the legislative process. Her 10-step lobbying model – which she created while leading a nonprofit organization – has been used by novice citizen activists throughout the country to pass a slew of new laws, including many in California. A long-time nonprofit leader and self-described “recovering academic”, she is also author of The Lobbying Strategy Handbook, second edition (Oxford) and Cases in Nonprofit Management (SAGE).

In addition to the book talk, audience members will have opportunities to ask Pat questions about anything related to the topic from current political quagmires to supreme court decisions to best practices for new and experienced advocates. There will also be resources available to connect audience members with local advocacy efforts. 

Ticket Price

$25 – Includes copy of book

$15 – Attendance only

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