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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a contact for the youth organization so we can be sure to invite them.
Thanks so much!
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.