2023 Student Advocacy Day
Virtual Event

Thursday, March 9 | 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST

$15 Registration Fee

CRISP will continue our tradition of connecting hundreds of social work students with Capitol Hill to engage with the federal government through meetings with Congressional offices and staff. The day begins with a plenary session after which students will attend virtual sessions with current and former Hill staffers. There will be ongoing activities throughout the day.

Student Advocacy Day Program

Program will begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time/8:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Students may begin logging in one hour prior to the start of the program.

Welcome and Opening Remarks • 11:00 – 11:30 AM

Keynote Speaker • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Advocacy 101 Workshop • 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch and Networking • 1:00 – 2:00 PM


Breakout Session One • 2:00 – 2:50 PM

Breakout Session Two • 3:00 – 3:50 PM

Meetings with Former Congressional Staffers • 4:00 – 4:50 PM 

Closing Remarks • 5:00 – 5:30 PM

Meet the 2023 CRISP Leadership Team

Taylor Brown

Lead Organizer
University of California, Berkeley, MSW

Luisa Lopez

New York University, MSW

Amani Desamours

CRISP Fellow
Howard University, MSW

Nevo Polonsky

Senior Leadership Team
University of Michigan, MSW

Grace Nielson

Senior Leadership Team
University of Missouri, BSW

Marissa Rodriguez -Gomes

Senior Leadership Team
Columbia University, MSW

Alison Garibay

Senior Leadership Team
Columbia University, MSW

Avah Toomer

Senior Leadership Team
Howard University, MSW

Take a Look at Pictures from Previous Student Advocacy Days!