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June 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Focus: Arts and Creative Industries and Education Advocacy

Focus: Arts and Creative Industries and Education Advocacy

Registration Ends: June 22, 2016
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Arts Advocacy Training + 2016 Candidates’ Reception and Town Hall

Creative Washtenaw Votes! is a collaboration of The Arts Alliance, Creative Many Michigan and two Eastern Michigan University student groups: AMP: Amplifying the Arts and Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.


3 – 5 pm Arts & Creative Industries and Education Advocacy Training
Sarah Triplett of Creative Many MI will lead the training for anyone intent on moving the creative sector agenda forward in the public and private arena in Washtenaw County. Learn about advocacy: what is it, how to do it and what are the pressing issues facing the industry on the federal, state and local levels.


5 – 5:30pm  Reception: Meet the 2016 Washtenaw County Candidates
This is your chance for a one on one conversation with candidates running for federal, state or local office in Washtenaw County in 2016.


5:30 – 7:30pm  2016 Washtenaw County Candidates’ Town Hall
Moderated by David Fair of WEMU FM 89.1
David Fair will moderate a conversation with the candidates on how, if elected/re-elected, they will use their office to influence policy and investment in the creative sector to spur economic growth, strengthen education, retain talent and attract businesses, residents and visitors while building community quality of life and place.


Eastern Michigan University Student Center
900 Oakwood Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197


The Arts Alliance