part one Your Tasks TASK 1 Watch the following 5 minute video about minority he

part one
Your Tasks
Watch the following 5 minute video about minority he

part one
Your Tasks
Watch the following 5 minute video about minority health and community advisory boards.
Answer the following questions:
What is a community advisory board? (3 points)
What are the benefits of having community advisory boards? (7 points)
Briefly describe how community advisory boards are related to community organizing. (10 points)
Part two
In this class we have looked at numerous data and statistics related to health disparities, and have evaluated the different types of social justice and health disparities issues. We have also looked at ways in which we can be advocates for change. Now it is time to apply these new advocacy skills on an issue of your choice!
Your Tasks
DECIDE YOUR TOPICYou will need to pick a topic related to anything that we have gone over in the course.
Here are some ideas to help guide your decision:
Explore trending events/topics in the newsWhat are news reporters currently focusing on? Oftentimes politicians are also focusing on these issues.
Examples of news sources:CalMatters, NPR, CNN, Fox, BBC, MSNBC, and etc.
Research proposed/recently passed billsWhat are some issues that legislatures have recently voted on or will be voting on soon?
Examples of where to find this information: CalMattersLinks to an external site., CA LegiScanLinks to an external site.
DECIDE WHO YOU WILL WRITE TONext, you will need to decide who to write your letter to. It is recommended that you:
Write to the legislator that represents your district and/or
Write to a legislator who works on the topic you’re writing about.
CalMatters has a new tool that allows you to find your legislator, as well as identify legislators who work on key topics. You can access this information on their page, Glass House: California Legislator TrackerLinks to an external site..
Please see the Directory of Public OfficialsLinks to an external site. for their contact information.
Next you will create a rough draft of your letter. Your letter can express one of the following:
You are angry about something, and want others to know it
You think that an issue is so important that you have to speak out
Part of your group’s strategy is to persuade others to take a specific action
Or you want to:
Suggest an idea to others
Influence public opinion
Educate the general public on a specific matter
Influence policy-makers or elected officials directly or indirectly
Publicize the work of your group and attract volunteers or program participants
Please refer to the guidelines found in “How to Write Letters to Elected Officials”, which can be found on the next page. General guidelines can also be found in the powerpoint presentation preceding this assignment.
You only need to submit the letter, not the project reflection. Points for this task will be based solely on whether or not you submitted a draft. (10 points)

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