Our Youth Social Justice Forum is going virtual this year – make your plans to join us.
Every fall, for over 10 years, the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation has joined community partners in sponsoring a day-long event, the Youth Social Justice Forum, to teach high school students to exercise, protect, and celebrate their civil rights and liberties. This year, in consideration of COVID, we will hold our first-ever digital Youth Social Justice Forum.
We will be providing the same great programming on items, such as public art, civics, government, racial equity, LGBTQ+ rights, restorative justice, and other topics relevant to youth rights and responsibilities. However, instead of having a one-day event, we will have monthly digital webinars focusing on specific topics and art techniques led by community activists and artists.
A schedule of events will be posted soon on the website. Stay tuned to our Youth Social Justice Forum page <[link removed]> or look out for email updates as webinars are confirmed.
In times like these, courageous and ambitious leadership is critical. The ACLU of Wisconsin's youth program is dedicated to helping the next generation of leaders develop their skills and exercise their power to make lasting change in our communities.
To apply: If your school or student residing within Milwaukee County is interested, please email ACLU of Wisconsin Youth Organizer Hope Owens-Wilson, at [email protected]?subject=Youth%20Social%20Justice%20Forum Reservations are required.
If you are interested in presenting a workshop at this year's Youth Social Justice Forum, please email Hope your contact information, a workshop title, and one-paragraph description of your workshop; explaining how your workshop is connected to civil liberties or civil rights, how you will specifically engage teenagers by making it engaging and interesting for them.
Youth Organizer, ACLU of Wisconsin