Julius Ford/Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Conference 2015

July 26, 2015 - 5:00pm - July 31, 2015 - 3:00pm

Join us for a JF/HTHLC BBQ Fundraiser Thursday, July 30th at 6pm for good food, good company, and good conversation. Free and open to the public!

The Julius Ford/Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Community (JF/HTHLC) is a year-round initiative that creates opportunities for a multi-racial, inter-generational community of educators, activists, artists, and community builders to work together toward a healthier, more just society. Their annual summer Conference brings together 30-50 young people to engage in dialogue about and practical application of community building, critical thinking, and healthy living practices while providing the tools for empowerment with support, encouragement, and love.

The theme for this year's Conference is "Youth in Revolution: Energizing Dynamic Community Activism" and focuses on youth leadership.

The youth leaders of the year-round JF/HTHLC organizing body will this year take the helm of visioning and executing the Conference’s curriculum, inviting youth leaders from their peer networks. The Conference will include a smaller but more invested consortium of youth participants with the skills and passions to become leaders in their homes, schools, and communities; and build exercises to directly integrate children of all ages and bring their voices to the forefront of the conversation.

As in past years, the Conference will radically tackle systemic inequities through the complex layers of age, sex, gender, ethnicity, etc. But with youth leaders spearheading the conversation that the adult organizers typically hold, many critical discoveries may unfold in answer to the questions: How do we hold ourselves accountable? How can we integrate youth leadership more sustainably? What are the issues facing youth today? How are these youth equipped and inspired to meet social injustice in their communities? What can elders learn from youth and youth from elders?

To make this Conference happen and allow youth participants to attend for FREE we're raising funds through Indiegogo - $3,000 by August 12th!

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