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February 16-19, 2018

WiLL/WAND's regional communications training in Atlanta, GA took place February 16-18. Over the course of the weekend, the participants gained valuable training on strategic communications, on camera training, writing op-eds, and more. 

We were joined by the Mayor of Atlanta and Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams, who gave passionate speeches about national security, nuclear non-proliferation, and women's political empowerment. 

The registration fee of $100* covered meals throughout the program, admission to the opening reception, and all training materials. *First term legislators' receive a lodging and travel scholarship as well a waived registration fee.


Thank you to our generous sponsors!



We are proud to work with Truman National Security to bring the best communication trainers to Atlanta.

Jalina Porter

Press Secretary at Truman National Security Project

As a previous communications staffer at the United States Congress and returned Peace Corps volunteer, Jalina has spent the trajectory of her career dedicated to communications and service. The dexterity of her work has also allowed her to work with various nongovernmental and advocacy organizations, publicly traded companies, and sports and entertainment powerhouses, including the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and Viacom Media. Jalina is passionate about training and amplifying strong and principled women in the media, as well as living a life of purpose and fun lead by her core values of faith, family, integrity, creativity, and peace. Jalina is a proud graduate of Howard University, and in her spare time enjoys traveling, dancing, and practicing mindfulness through meditation.

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Katrina L. Rogers

Political Partner Truman National Security Project

She is the Founder and Principal of Kalaro Media, LLC, a communications firm specializing in political communications, digital media development, public relations and branding. Starting her career as a journalist, Katrina has a history of working to center those historically and systemically marginalized with a special dedication to social justice and electoral politics. The Spelman College graduate has worked on a number of campaigns including: President Obama’s re-election, Congressional races and healthcare reform. While still in college, the Shreveport, Louisiana, native was featured in “USA Today” as one of “America’s most valuable young minds.” Katrina’s passion is using language to help shift the narrative and change minds about systems of oppression.


Graham F. West

Communications Director for Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project

Graham is responsible for leading the organization’s strategic communications and rapid response work, including daily and weekly messaging products, as well as managing the all star team that pushes Truman’s members and mission in TV, radio, print, and digital media.

Prior to joining Truman in March of 2014, Graham interned for the National Security program at Human Rights First, where he worked on policy and advocacy strategies for a robust and legal whole-of-government approach to counterterrorism. He is also a former intern at the Project on Middle East Democracy, where he researched and wrote for the Security Assistance Monitor blog on U. S. security aid to the Middle East and North Africa.

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