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Free Workshop on Cultural Advocacy to be Held Monday, September 25 

A free workshop on cultural advocacy will be presented on Monday, September 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Wagon Shed Building, located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union Township.

The workshop is designed for arts, cultural and history organizations. Participants are invited to learn how advocacy can support an organization, the community and cultural life in general.

“This informative session is an excellent opportunity for non-profits to learn the key essentials of cultural advocacy to benefit their organizations and our region at large,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board.

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Adam Perle, the President and CEO of ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, will host the session. He will covers a variety of topics including what advocacy is and how it differs from lobbying; the value of relationship-building and storytelling; getting to know your elected officials; and differences between federal and state issues.

ArtPride New Jersey is a statewide arts service organization representing the interests, accomplishments and needs of more than 600 non-profit arts and cultural organizations whose work supplies more than $1.5 billion annually in economic activity. ArtPride advances, promotes and advocates for the arts as essential to the quality of life of every citizen and to the economic vitality of our state.

The workshop is funded in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the New Jersey Department of State and a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. It is presented through the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in the Department of Parks and Recreation.

The workshop is free but pre-registration is required by September 23.

To register, contact the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs by email at culturalinfo@ucnj.org or call 908-558-2550 (NJ Relay users dial 711).

The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. For more information on all programs and activities visit online at ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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