Gabriel Sanchez: “Taking a Stand: Before Speaking Out, Look Inward”

  • Location: GoToWebinar
  • RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, July 15

Gabriel Sanchez will be speaking to our chapter on Thursday, July 16, via GoToWebinar. Check out his recent article for PRSA, “Taking a Stand: Before Speaking Out, Look Inward.” He is a 20-year veteran of California politics and public affairs who now serves as director of communications for First 5 LA, an independent public agency in Los Angeles that advocates for programs and policies benefiting children.

About the Speaker: Gabriel Sanchez

With nearly 20 years of experience in behavior change campaigns, Gabriel is passionate about using communications to connect audiences with ideas that captivate, educate, engage, and spark change.

For Gabriel, a big part of marketing and communications is discovering the emotional connection points of an issue to captivate audiences, stripping them of jargon so stories can be easily understood, move audiences to action, and in the case of First 5 LA benefit kids and their families.

As Director of Communications at First 5 LA, Gabriel leads the charge in advancing the agency’s goals to help every child, prenatal to age 5, be healthier, safer and better prepared for school and life. Along with his team, he is helping to build the agency’s brand, engage decision makers, elevate and create awareness on early childhood development issues, and support internal communications.

Throughout his career, Gabriel has developed long and short-term strategic communications plans for state and local governments, public agencies, non-profit groups, foundations, private corporations, and candidates at the national, state, local and legislative levels. Among his leadership positions prior to joining First 5 LA include communications director roles for Green Dot Public Schools, Obama for America, and Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez. He also has served as a senior communications consultant for several non-profits, foundations, corporations and elected officials at the national, state and local level.

Gabriel earned bachelor of arts degrees in Political Science and Chicano Studies from California State University at Fullerton.

The RSVP deadline is Wednesday, July 15. Please RSVP by the deadline for the following rates:

Member – $10
“Future Member” (Non-Member) – $20
Students – FREE
Members who RSVP after July 15 will be charged $20.

Please RSVP using the form below. You will then be taken to a PayPal page. After you complete your RSVP, you will be emailed a link to register with GoToWebinar.


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