Join us on Thursday, May 3rd from 9am-3pm for Action on the Square! Action on the Square is a day to spread awareness about mental health, learn about current legislative issues, and tell your elected officials what people affected by mental illness need to thrive!
Who can attend?
Anyone who cares deeply about mental health can attend on Action on the Square! No previous advocacy experience is required.
What happens during the event?
9:00-10:00am Registration and Networking Meet and mingle with consumers, family members, and community leaders from around the state who share your passion for mental health advocacy!
10:00-12:00pm Issue Briefing and Brunch Learn what’s most important to the Wisconsin mental health community and legislators. Prepare to meet with policy makers and practice telling your story!
12:00-1:00pm Rally on the Capitol Steps Make some noise and hear from incredible speakers who inspire us to act, raise awareness, and advocate for mental health! The rally is free and open to the public. However, we would like to get an estimated head count so please let us know if you intend on being there.
1:00-3:00pm Meetings with your legislators. When you pre-register for Action on the Square, NAMI Wisconsin will arrange meetings for you with your local representatives. Share your story or attend and just listen. Either way, you can make a difference!
How much does it cost?
The registration fee for the event is $10. This includes brunch, meetings with your legislators, and a rally on the Wisconsin State Capitol steps. If this fee poses a financial hardship for you, please let us know and we will work with you.
When is the deadline to register?
The deadline to register for Action on the Square is Friday, April 6th, 2018.
We hope you can join us in taking Action on the Square for mental health! Contact our NAMI Wisconsin Operations Director, Jamie Gurgul, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you!