April 2, 2009

Twin Ports Young Activist Summit

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Sponsored by: UMD Students for Peace & the Northland Anti-War Coalition
Location: University of MN-Duluth Rafters
Cost: free

10:00 - 10:20 -- Gathering
10:20 --Welcome
10:30 -- Keynote Address by Jack Nelson-Palmeyer
11:30 -- First Round of Breakout Sessions
12:30 -- Lunch Break (Provided by Food Not Bombs)
1:15 -- Second Round of Breakout Sessions
2:30 -- Round Table Discussion for the Future of Youth Activism in the
Twin Ports

*Breakout Sessions*

Title TBA
Conducted by SPAT (Students Promoting Awareness Through Teaching)
Title: "Effective Organizing With Diverse Populations and Marginalized Groups"
Conducted by Elizabeth Fuerst

Description: This workshop will use restorative justice facilitation
techniques to raise awareness of privilege and barriers to solidarity
in social justice work. We will discuss the individual impact of
oppression and discrimination in activist organizations and solutions
for working toward inclusivity.
Title TBA
Conducted by Joel Kilgour
Title: "Building a Healthy Organization: Tools for Conflict Resolution"
Conducted by Dr. Emily Gaarder

Description: This interactive session will introduce conflict
resolution and "circle" processes for use in social activist groups.
Learn some easy exercises designed to build respect and support.
Discover ways to deal with active and "hidden" conflicts that drive
people away or divide your group's membership.

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