Why we are hosting this workshop
Tobacco is not an equal opportunity killer. LGBTQ individuals, people with mental health or substance use disorders, veterans, and individuals whose parents did not receive a Bachelors degree, are all more likely to be suffering the devastating consequences of tobacco use.
Adding to this disparity, California Community Colleges (CCC) are now the only publicly-funded institutions of higher education in the state that still allow smoking and vaping on campus. The CSU's and the UC's are now all 100% smoke and tobacco-free, yet, only 40% of community colleges in the state are.
On May 6th and 7th, 2018, join other California Community College students, faculty, staff, administrators, and public health advocates in Sacramento, California for a 2-Day workshop dedicated to eradicating this disparity and to making the entire CCC system 100% smoke and tobacco-free.
Should you attend Sunday, Monday, or both days?
Sunday, May 6th will be focused on CCC student engagement and advocacy.
- Hear from student leaders within the CCC system who are already making a difference.
- Participate in skill-building sessions on policy advocacy and building a strategic policy campaign.
- Learn about how the tobacco industry targets specific populations in order to increase their profits and walk away with the skills to do something about it.
Monday, May 7th will cover how campus staff, administrators, and advocates can advocate for policies and create tobacco-free norms on campus.
- Identify strategies for working with campus leaders to develop and implement smoke and tobacco-free policies.
- Hear from campus staff and administrators who have successfully changed the norms on their campuses about how they did it.
- Receive hands-on training to build and maintain a volunteer-based Policy Ambassador Program.
- Get specific advice about what kinds of signs to use and the most effective places to post them.
Student Advocates are encouraged to attend the full day on Sunday, May 6th. If the student’s schedule permits, they are welcome to stay through Monday to gain additional information and skills.
Campus staff, faculty, and administrators, as well as other organizations, are encouraged to attend the full day on Monday, May 7th. Non-students may attend Sunday's workshop if space permits.
Workshop Details At-A-Glance
- Registration Deadline: March 30, 2018
- Sunday, May 6th - Student Advocate Day
- Monday, May 7th - Campus Staff and Organizations Day
- Breakfast and registration starts at 8:00am and the workshop ends at 4:30pm on both days.
- Workshop location: The Holiday Inn in downtown Sacramento.
- The workshop is free to attend
- Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack will be provided on both days.
- Travel and lodging will be purchased for up to two student advocates per campus (potentially more).
- Travel and lodging scholarships are also available on an as-needed basis for campus staff who would otherwise be unable to attend.
- Pegah Shahmirzadi will be following up with all students and any staff that requested travel to book appropriate travel times.
If you have any questions about travel, lodging, or food, please feel free to email Pegah anytime at Pegah@cyanonline.org.