Join us for our inaugural Diaspora Organizer Gathering! Learn and lobby with FCNL on U.S. foreign policy with programming and lodging provided at Friends Place on Capitol Hill. We encourage all who are interested in attending to submit an application. Due to space limitations at Friends Place, not all individuals who apply will be accepted. Decisions will be released on a rolling basis beginning Sept. 15.

Questions about this event or application? Please contact Hadiya Afzal, Diaspora Engagement and Partnerships Organizer.

This event is open to those who:

Have diaspora connections to home countries impacted by war and violent conflict, especially conflicts tied to U.S. foreign policy.

Express a demonstrated interest in building country-specific organizing efforts to advance peace and nonmilitary responses to violent conflict.

Are committed to human rights and diplomacy and seeking a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

Are highly interested in learning about the Congressional advocacy process and how to build long-term organizing relationships.

Demonstrate a commitment to continued engagement with advocacy and organizing. Can commit to attending one pre-trip Zoom call and post-trip follow-up conversations with their cohort.

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    This event is free to attend. FCNL will cover the cost of participant travel to Washington, D.C. No tickets or travel reservations are required at the time of registration. This event will provide overnight lodging, 10 meals, and programming.