Advocate Institute

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

For the second time, we are excited to hold an Advocates Institute. Held the day before AP19, attendees will have the opportunity to learn strategies for translating alcohol policy research into public health practice in a setting with fellow advocates from across the country. Participants will learn from national experts with a goal to providing a translational emphasis in preparation for the science-focus of Alcohol Policy 19 immediately following the institute.


The Advocate Institute is open to advocates from nonprofits and public health agencies with a commitment that they and their organization are free of commercial interests, including alcohol industry influence. 
 
The institute will convene at 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 and again from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The Advocate Institute will conclude in time for participants to join AP19 when it begins at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Alcohol is, and always has been, a social justice issue. At this moment in time, the alcohol policy field has an opportunity to intentionally revisit its historical focus on alcohol’s role in racism, cultural appropriation, sexism, and oppression.



Through the Advocacy Institute, the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance and its partners will host a 1.5 day convening for alcohol policy advocates to address key issues in the field to begin a conversation that explores power and equity in the alcohol policy context. New and diverse voices will be included to discuss:

 

  • The importance of building a movement to harness power to counter the alcohol industry’s intentional systematic, predatory exploitation of low-income and/or communities of color;

 

  • The widening power gap between the industry and the alcohol policy field as reflected by the industry’s role in promoting the state-by-state undermining of the alcohol regulatory system and policies that are known to save lives and improve communities;

 

  • Intentionally broadening of the base of concerned individuals and organizations from communities most heavily targeted and impacted by the industry; and

 

  • The who, what and the how to move forward to mobilize into collective action to rekindle a movement.


We look forward to having you join us as we build an evidence-based social movement together!