Project MI is busy planning our First Annual Youth Leadership & Activism Summit, “My City, My Voice,” co-sponsored by LeMoyne Owen College and the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office.  Save the date!  This FREE Summit will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9am-4:30pm at LeMoyne Owen College.

The highlight of the program is a listening session that will invite youth to discuss their challenges and questions along with Memphis elected officials and other leaders in a moderated solution-driven forum.   If you know of youth groups or organizations (aged 14-18) that might benefit from this listening session and the below planned summit programming, please drop the organization name in the comments, or email pjmimemphis@gmail.com with a contact for the youth organization so we can be sure to invite them.

Thanks so much!

Planned Programming:

Memphis Leaders Panel:  Dynamic Memphis leaders from different fields will share their various paths to leadership and what it means to be a leader and activist in Memphis.

Know Your Rights Theatre (presented by MidSouth Peace and Justice Center):  A dramatic performance workshop that encourages lawful and peaceful interactions between youth and law enforcement.

Community Advocacy Listening Session Workshop:  Community leaders will work with youth to prepare for the “Listening Session with Memphis Leaders & Elected Officials,”  by learning effective community advocacy techniques.

Listening Session with Memphis Leaders and Elected Officials: This Session will invite elected officials, community advocates, and other Memphis leaders to join youth in a moderated forum to discuss youth concerns, questions, and pathways forward.

My City, My Voice Call to Action: Youth voice does not end at the Summit!  Participants will be encouraged to take action by becoming a continuous voice and community advocate.  

Written by demefrank

mother, womanist, law prof, prison abolitionist. Demetria does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from the viewpoints expressed in this article or post.

2 comments

  1. Project STAND will be there!

    Dr. Tarol Page Clements Project STAND, Manager G. W. Carver College & Career Academy 1591 Pennsylvania St Memphis, TN 38109 Cell: 901-859-6456

    From: Project MI <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: Project MI <comment+ef483_9i_8w-s_zw3xsq31sy@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4:51 PM To: Teacher <clementstp@scsk12.org> Subject: [New post] Call for Youth Organizations: Youth Leadership & Activism Summit

    demefrank posted: “Project MI is busy planning our First Annual Youth Leadership & Activism Summit, “My City, My Voice,” co-sponsored by LeMoyne Owen College and the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office. Save the date! This FREE Summit will be held on Saturday, July”

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