RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


Media Advocacy DASH Workshop
December 18, 2013

RCPA, in cooperation with the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania through a grant provided by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, is offering a Disability Advocacy Support Hub (DASH) workshop – Media Advocacy – January 28, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Marie Yeager, an Emmy Award-winning television news producer and communications consultant, will help workshop participants learn to use media to attain goals. Most people get their information and often form opinions based on reports from the news media – newspapers, television, and radio.  Successful advocacy groups know how to work with the media to deliver their messages and educate members of their communities, policy makers, and key decision makers. 

Participants will learn:

  1. How to write a news release,
  2. Tips for working with the media, and
  3. How to formulate messages and educate the community.

Individuals can participate in this training by phone, computer, or by going to one of the host sites.  Sites are still being developed throughout the state, so if listed sites are not convenient, please contact Lan Do for more site availabilities. 

To register or for more information:
Access the DASH web site or
Contact Lan Do (ldo@drnpa.org, 800-692-7443 x312, TTY 877-375-7139, Fax 717-236-0192)
Requests for accommodations must be made during registration prior to January 10, 2014.

A partial list of hosting facilities is below. For other sites, Contact Lan Do.

Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA
1101 Peach St
Erie, PA  16501

Disability Rights Network of PA (DRN)                                 
1414 N Cameron St, Ste C               
Harrisburg, PA  17103

Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association
777 East Park Dr
Harrisburg, PA  17111

Disability Empowerment Center
941 Wheatland Ave, Ste 201
Lancaster, PA  17603

Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living
435 Allentown Dr
Allentown, PA  18109

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
1605 W Main St
Norristown, PA  19403

Vision for Equality                              
718 Arch St, 6N                     
Philadelphia, PA  19106                     

Community Living and Support Services      
1400 S Braddock Ave (Swissvale)                            
Pittsburgh, PA  15218

Community Living and Support Services
4638 Centre Ave (Oakland)
Pittsburgh, PA  15213

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