Chapter Opportunities

Check out the many opportunities The 84 offers for chapters to get involved and fight Big Tobacco

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Workshops Offered

During this time of social-distancing, The 84 is offering live virtual workshops in place of our usual in-person workshops.  Live workshops allow youth from across Massachusetts to come together to connect and discuss important topics with each other. Take a look at our list of upcoming workshops below and register to join us!
 

Live Workshops Offered

12/9/20- Introduction to Racial Justice and Health Equity Workshop–  This workshop focuses on coming together to define and understand health equity through a racial justice lens. We’ll use real life examples to break down systemic racism and diagnose the health disparities it causes in our lives and communities. By the end of this workshop, participants will leave with tools and strategies for continuing this work with their Chapters. This live workshop has passed. If you’d like to request this workshop for your Chapter, click the blue button below!
 
 
1/13/21- Working Towards Wellness Workshop– This workshop will be both information and self-reflective. It will allow participants to understand and discuss mental health struggles, as well as develop insight into their own mental health, self-care, and coping skills, and learn how to support friends and loved ones who may be struggling with mental health. This live workshop has passed. If you’d like to request this workshop for your Chapter, click the blue button below!
 
 
2/10/21- The Tobacco Industry’s Racist Roots – This workshop focuses on understanding the ways in which the history of tobacco mirrors and is influenced by the history of race in the U.S. Just like many other systems and institutions in our society, the tobacco industry has used practices for decades that are rooted in racists systems. You will also get the chance to talk more about how this all applies to your specific communities. This live workshop has passed. If you’d like to request this workshop for your Chapter, click the blue button below!
 
 
3/9/21- Advocacy Workshop – One of the best ways of supporting a cause you care about is learning how to be an effective advocate. Through civic engagement, young people are able to raise awareness about issues that they care about and lay the groundwork for change. This workshop is focused on developing knowledge and skills about advocacy- both how to advocate for yourself and for causes you care about. Click here to register!
 
 
If you aren’t able to join one of our live workshops, if you missed one, or if you’d like to host a private virtual workshop for your Chapter, click the blue button below to request any of the workshops listed. 
 

Check out the dropdown below for a menu of all of our available workshops!

Tobacco 101

This two hour workshop serves as an introduction to some of Big Tobacco’s sneaky tactics of making their products cheap, sweet, and easy to get. We will delve into the history behind the industry’s targeting of young people, how they do it, and why we should care. You will find your own personal connection to the issue, gain knowledge around Big Tobacco and tobacco products, and learn about what you can do about it!

Tobacco and Race

This hour and a half workshop focuses on understanding the ways in which the history of tobacco mirrors and is influenced by the history of race in the U.S. Just like many other systems and institutions in our society, the tobacco industry has used practices for decades that are rooted in racists systems. You will also get the chance to talk more about how this all applies to your specific communities. This workshop is a continuation of the Building a Racial Justice Framework workshop and can either be offered as a combined workshop or separately after a Chapter has received the Building a Racial Justice Framework workshop.

Building a Racial Justice Framework

This hour and a half training focuses on exploring our various identities, how racism shows up in different levels in our society, and building a shared language to talk about racial justice topics. This training can help support Chapters in thinking about how talk about racism, not only in their work through The 84, but how it shapes our communities and society as a whole.

How to Talk to a Legislator and Prepare for Giving Testimony

Talking to your legislator or local decision-makers takes preparation! This training will help you gain the confidence, skills, and organization to have your most successful testimony or meeting with a policymaker or stakeholder. The minimum length of training is two hours, but can be tailored to the group’s needs.

Advocacy 101

One of the best ways of supporting a cause you care about is learning how to be an effective advocate. Through civic engagement, young people are able to raise awareness about issues that they care about and lay the groundwork for change. Advocacy 101 is focused on developing knowledge and skills about advocacy and civic engagement. Your Chapter will get the chance to learn how to advocate for issues youth care about and some tobacco prevention basics.

Health Equity 101

The 84 Movement is a public health program that believes in the optimal health for all people in the communities we serve. In order to better understand how to help different members of a community, it is important for us to look at the ways various health disparities arise. In this training, participants will learn the basics of public health, health equity, and how these things play a role in their community.

Media Interviewing Skills

Many youth who participate in The 84 Movement have been approached to be featured in some kind of media coverage. Whether it is being interviewed by a local newspaper about the work their Chapter is doing or being interviewed on live TV to talk about Kick Butts Day. Regardless of the type of media interview, it is important for young people to feel confident, educated, and prepared for whatever questions come their way. In this training, youth will get the chance to learn how to formulate a clear message, get their message across in their interview, and answer some of the medias toughest questions.

The 84 Messaging

The 84 Movement has been working with youth across the state to fight Big Tobacco’s tactics since 2007. In that time, our strategies, messages, and ideas about the best way to take down Big Tobacco have played a huge role in the success of our program. However, it is hard to dive deep into the work of The 84 when those messages are not clear. In this training, participants will gain a better understanding of The 84 messaging and how to use this messaging to get others to join the movement.