M Adams, the co-executive director of Freedom, Inc., gave a presentation on grassroots advocacy to this year’s Partners In Policymaking class.

Freedom, Inc. engages low- to no-income communities of color in Dane County, WI. It works to end violence against people of color, women, those that non-traditionally gender identify, youth, and our elders, to promote healthy and vibrant lives. The group creates healthy communities by campaigning against the root causes of violence, creating our own definitions of identity and resiliency, and empowering all community members as agents of change.

Adams outlined practical and targeted strategies and tactics advocates can use to grow and improve their communities.

Freedom, Inc. is a past recipient of a BPDD SPARKS grant.