Youth Advocacy: Speak Up and Speak Out
Saturday, March 27, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Workshop $10
Zoom link will be sent in the email confirmation.
Earn 2.0 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours.
Use data that has been collected across the city to develop strategies and techniques that will allow students to advocate for themselves. Identify community problems and develop action plans to create visible change. Discover organizations and events that are available to students that will engage them. Learn how to navigate political, social, and economic systems to work towards a policy goal.
The participants will learn how to help their students:
Develop positive self-identities based on their membership in multiple groups in society (Identity)
Respond to diversity by building empathy, respect, understanding, and connection (Diversity)
Recognize that power and privilege influence relationships on interpersonal, intergroup and institutional levels and consider how they have been affected by those dynamics (Justice)
Plan and carry out collective action against bias and injustice in the world and will evaluate what strategies are most effective (Action)
Our Tomorrow is helping young people find their voices and build their futures. They connect young people from across the city and train them as researchers and policy advocates while helping to foster the leaders of tomorrow, today. Working with school districts and local government leaders, they help adults understand the importance of giving young people a seat at the table.
Session Presenter: Leroy Adams
Our Tomorrow Network Manager