Advocacy Alley is an area designed to bring Awareness to specific issues facing women and girls today and create an opportunity to take immediate Action to help women and girls. A handful of local organizations will be present to help us understand the challenges and realities of women different from ourselves. Having an opportunity to directly impact these women through our actions at Conference will inspire us all to reach even more women facing these same issues in our own communities.
Walk through Advocacy Alley and stop to speak with representatives from local organizations to educate yourself on the realities of the women and girls they help. Create a moment of Awareness to the impact these issues have. You will have the opportunity to take immediate Action to benefit the women and girls of focus for each organization. Be inspired to build a connection with women facing similar issues in your community and worldwide. Scroll down on this page to see details for each organization.
Friday October 1, 2021:
5pm-6pm Reception-Candidate & First Time Meet & Greet
Bloom Foundation https://www.hellobloom.org/
Families Forward https://www.families-forward.org/
I-5 Freedom Network https://www.i5freedomnetwork.org/
United Nations Association of Orange County (UNA-OC) https://www.una-oc.org/
Women’s Transitional Living Center (WTLC) https://wtlc.org/
Each organization has designed a specific Action that is easy and quick to do while at Conference. From writing an encouraging note to bringing items to donate, each action is designed with the benefit of women and girls in mind.
YES! Visit the organization's websites or walk away with contact information for each organization. Attend the Reaching Underserved Populations panel (Breakout Session #1 on Friday afternoon) to learn more from these three organizations: Families Forward, H.I.R.E., and Women’s Transitional Living Center (WTLC).
ACTION: wrap the pencils with ribbon to show the significance of the power of words and the power girls and women have to write their story and change the narrative to a more empowering one. These pencil packets will be distributed to students in Orange County.
BRING: gift card to Target, Walmart, grocery store; diapers and baby wipes.
ACTION: 1. Help women and families set up a household: donate a gift card to Target or Walmart
2. Buy groceries: donate a gift card to a grocery store
3. Provide necessities for children: donate diapers or baby wipes
BRING: Gift Cards: gas stations, grocery stores, Amazon, Walmart, Target; diapers; toiletries. ACTION: 1. Support transportation to work/interviews/appointments, 2. Provide assistance for women post-incarceration and working on re-entry into the workforce
ACTION: i5 Action Wall! (We will be giving cards with a hand printed on it where participants will write which actions they took and will paste the card onto our i5 Action Wall)
* Take the Pledge
* Learn 5 aspects of Human Trafficking
* Inquire about an Empower Hour Events for Clubs
* Social Media Awareness: Take a selfie & post it on Social Media or share one of our posts
* Influence to make an impact: Tag 5 Friends
ACTION: Make a pledge to support the sustainable development goals
ACTION: 1. “How is it Made” map of the world with stats on labor exploitation. Then sign a pledge to shop ethically
2. “One Thing” activity – visitors to the table learn about red flags of DV/HT and write one thing they can commit to take action.
Is there a simple list of the items that I can bring to Advocacy Alley to participate in the collective service project through my Action with the organizations?
Absolutely! Here is a list of items that you can bring with you to Conference to participate. Bring any or all of these items! Collectively, we can make a difference locally through this special Conference service project.
What if I’d rather buy these items when I arrive, instead of bringing them with me in my luggage?
We’ve got you covered! Here is a list of stores nearby to the Westin South Coast Plaza:
3300 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704 or 3030 Harbor Blvd Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Vons (Grocery Store-for various gift card purchases and any grocery needs)
3650 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704
17900 Newhope St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
17099 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708