UCAN – Training for union community activists offered in July

The United Way of Greater St. Louis and the three Labor councils of St. Louis and the Metro-East are offering a two-day training program for union community activists July 26 and 27 at United Way headquarters in downtown St. Louis.

The Union Community Activist Network (UCAN) event will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, and then from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at 910 N. 11th, St. Louis, with free parking in the C-9 garage across the street. Registration is $35 per person.

Topics on Friday include:

  • Mental Health Issues and Substance Use Disorders
  • Road to Wellness – Resilience and Thriving
  • Financial Debt Traps and Building Financial Well-Being
  • When Gambling Is an Addiction
  • Missouri and Illinois Legislative Updates

Saturday topics are:

  • Up Close Look at How First Responders Respond
  • Two Live Re-enactments of EMS Responding to Possible Overdose Calls
  • Narcan Training
  • Community Resources

The program is designed for union community service committees, union leaders, union activists and anyone else who is interested. It is co-sponsored by the St. Louis Labor Council, the Greater Madison County Federation of Labor and the Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council.

Registration is due by July 19. Send checks payable to United Way of Greater St. Louis, addressed to United Way, Attn. Labor, 3600 Nameoki Road, Suite 205, Granite City IL 62040. Include each participant’s union, phone number, address and email.

For more information, contact Nick Dodson at (618) 258-9800 or Terry Briggs at (618) 877-6780.

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