Special Event

Day of Action 2022

NAFSA’s Day of Action was a great success! Learn more about the event, the messages our advocates carried to their lawmakers, and how you can add your voice.

NAFSA remains committed to engaging a broad audience in all levels of advocacy all year long. Sign up to receive our Connecting our World email newsletter to ensure you're informed of those opportunities. If you're brand-new to advocacy, join us for an in-person workshop at NAFSA 2022 in Denver on May 31: NAFSA Advocacy 101: Making the Case for International Education Year-Round. Register now! www.nafsa.org/2022workshops.

Day of Action Program

The all-virtual event includes:

  • Orientation -- March 3, 2022, 2:00 p.m. ET - 5:00 p.m. ET
    • Briefing on issues and requests of Congress
    • Virtual meeting practice sessions
    • Advocate of the Year announcement
    • Networking mixer
  • Day of Action -- March 9, 2022, 9:30 a.m. ET - 4:30 p.m. ET
    • Group convening for last-minute updates/questions
    • Virtual congressional meetings (exact timing TBD)
    • Group debrief and planning for year-round advocacy

Advocate of the Year

Meet NAFSA's 2022 Advocate of the Year: Alexis M. Akagawa. The Advocate of the Year Award recognizes a NAFSA member who exhibits excellence in international education advocacy, inspiring others to make a difference by engaging with elected officials and promoting policies that support creating a more welcoming and globally engaged United States. Look for more information in winter 2023 announcing the nomination period for the 2023 Advocate of the Year.

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