2 Hours A Week

EDUCATE & ACT is a series of events aimed at empowering all of us to be better informed citizens and activists, with stronger voices and greater stamina.

Co-hosted by Hunter Artist Action Group (HAAG) of Hunter MFA and 2 Hours a Week.

This program is made possible by the generosity of our peers and colleagues, who are donating their time, knowledge, and skills to help us together build a strong and aware community of support and resistance.

March 28,

Speak Up! Communications training for citizen-activists


Newly active?
Want to speak up and be heard?

Learn how to speak with conviction and confidence in this interactive, on-your-feet workshop. Whether you're calling your reps or running for office, we'll practice tools to help you be powerfully present and harness with nerves when speaking. There's no need to have anything prepared -- you'll learn how to think on your feet, articulate your ideas and leave a lasting impression.

This will be a small workshop to allow for indivudal feedback. Participants are invited to come prepared with an opportunity in mind where you would like to speak up - a protest, calling a rep, a speaking opportunity, a community meeting, etc.


Leah Bonvissuto is a Communication Coach and Co-Founder of Bespoken (www.bespokenpartners.com), where she helps individuals and groups be powerfully present when speaking. An award-winning theater director, she spent over a decade helping hundreds of performers tell stories on stages of all shapes and sizes. At Bespoken, she is passionate about helping people speak with conviction and without apology. She pulls from the worlds of theater, mindfulness and movement to help people feel confident and in control of their communication.

Hunter College
205 Hudson St
2nd floor

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