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Advocacy at All Levels

January 30, 2017
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Women’s marches
Immigration policy protests
Tax day marches
We have seen a wave of protest activity over the past few months. Though these public demonstrations are focused on objections, and thus inherently carry with them a negative association, they can also be perceived as large-scale advocacy efforts. Advocacy for the protection of rights, safety, health, and families. Advocacy […]

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#MTAdvocacy 2017: Your Guide to Zen Advocacy

January 4, 2017
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It’s January! Which means it’s not only time for resolutions, but also time for the annual music therapy social media advocacy month! Advocacy is not always easy, and it takes a certain amount of determination and persistence to see it through. This year’s theme centers on helping us maintain some semblance of sanity during the […]

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#MTAdvocacy: We Are Not Alone

January 20, 2016
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It’s interesting to me how inspiration can strike from the most unlikely sources. I find it particularly intriguing when this inspiration stems from making connections between two seemingly dissimilar ideas.
For example, take actress/writer Mindy Kaling and advocacy. No, I’m not kidding, just hear me out…
Over the weekend I read Mindy Kaling’s book Why Not Me? […]

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Top 10 Times You’re an Advocate and You Don’t Even Know It

January 26, 2012
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This month, everyone in the online music therapy community has been talking about advocacy.
Advocacy, Advocacy, ADVOCACY!
What is advocacy? Simply put, advocacy involves passion for an idea and commitment to a cause. Advocacy is a language–it’s using your words and your stories to get someone else interested in what you have to say. And a large […]

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It’s Social Media Advocacy Month!

January 4, 2012
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The 2nd annual Social Media Advocacy month has officially launched!
If you read other music therapy blogs or listen to music therapy podcasts, you’ll notice a lot of us will be talking about advocacy. That is because over two dozen music therapy bloggers and podcasters are participating in a project in which we use social media […]

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What is Advocacy? And How You Can Do It

January 19, 2011

It’s all spelled out in this 6 minute video. Enjoy 🙂

Can’t see the video? Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LpWc5SoFNA to catch it on YouTube.
Last week, a SLEW of music therapy bloggers posted articles on music therapy advocacy. I’m super excited to share them with you here:

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