Tuesday, October 4, 2016

SD Youth Power Summit 2016

2016 San Diego Youth Power Summit is taking place on Saturday, October 22nd, 8am to 3:30pm at Lincoln High School. 

The Summit is a youth-led, inspirational and educational half-day event organized by Mid-City CAN and the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial County’s youth programs and supported by The Global Action Research Center, Access Inc., and Planned Parenthood. 

The Summit will bring awareness to the over-criminalization of youth of color in our region and provide youth the skills to become civically engaged in their own communities.  

A core planning team comprise of youth leaders in San Diego decided that this year’s theme will be the School-to-Prison Pipeline as a result of the urgent need to shift economic resources back to schools instead of prisons. Through interactive activities, speakers, music and youth-led workshops, participants will learn about a range of issues that are channeling more youth into the prison and detention center systems in San Diego instead of jobs, careers or higher education opportunities. At the summit youth will have the opportunity to experience a free concert featuring M1 from Dead Prez and listen to our incredible keynote speakers: Jennicet Gutierrez from FAMILIA: TQLM (Trans Queer Liberation Movement) and Nate Howard from Movement Be.

Some of the intersectional issues that will be discussed at the summit are:
  • Food Justice
  • Transportation Justice
  • Environmental Justice
  • Racial Justice
  • Queer and Trans Youth Rights
  • Immigrants’ Rights
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Get Out the Vote!
  • Youth Organizing 101
  • Restorative Justice
  • and MORE!
If you would like us to do a classroom/community presentation on this incredible opportunity we can definitely come by and invite your students/community members to join us. Please, feel free to share this email with other teachers, school clubs, and/or community organizations that might be interested. If you have any questions feel free to email ACLU Youth Organizer Andrea Gaspar at agaspar@aclusandiego.org or at 619.398.4188.

Limited Tickets Available! RSVP Today!

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