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Sample Retreat Programming- November


ALT Book List

Thursday  petition signing

Writing for Change Intro+ assignment

Strengthfinder session, discussion from Dr. Wiese on leadership for change, social justice perspective

Invited speaker from: OPP/Prison Medicine, Workers Center for Racial Justice, BreakOut/WWV

Dr. Beverly Wright, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, on environmental justice

Advocacy to change health outcomes, legislative training session #1, for physicians: Nick Unger, labor organizer


Planning your project- partner time to sketch out advocacy work

Toxic Tour of New Orleans: Darryl Malek-Wiley

New Orleans Health disparities- Tulane SPH speaker

Building a Movement: Midwest Academy Organizing charts- Jane’s Toronto colleague


group party

Sessions led by ALT faculty

One-on-One mentoring with ALT faculty/Creating a personal development plan

Presentations- of personal development plans

Health Leaders Panel: role modeling career paths

Poverty simulation vs Social Medicine Rounds- in teams, work through health challenges of Latino immigrant, using sticky notes- map it out

Writing for Change follow-up- reading and critique sessions

Media training: KPP communications (Kris’ family)


Talk about goal-setting, planning, modifications to expectations for the track

Sample Retreat Programming- Legislative Advocacy Retreat

Sunday morning

Drive to Baton Rouge

Afternoon training with local organizer- how to advocate with Congressmen

Dinner together


Scheduled meetings with Louisiana representatives


Provide regular 3-minute project updates at these meetings

Present a summary of your work prior to graduation at event organized by the track.