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Make Your Voice Heard 2018: An MLK Day Youth Advocacy Workshop

January 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Seattle University Student Center, Room 160

Are you concerned about the dramatic increase in hatred and discrimination in the US?

Are you interested in learning more about Islamophobia and Antisemitism?

Do you want to use the power of your voice to say that bigotry and discrimination have no place in our communities?

Do you want to meet other youth from all over the Puget Sound region who are inspired to work for change in their communities and nation?

If so, join us for a Youth Advocacy Workshop!

The event is open to youth of all (or no) faith backgrounds in 6th-12th grade and is organized by Kids4Peace. Presenters include the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Washington State), Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle21 ProgressThe Seattle GlobalistEssam Muhammad, and Northwest Film Forum.

This four-hour workshop will empower youth with the tools to speak out publicly against Islamophobia and Antisemitism, while also building relationships between diverse communities:

Hour 1. Introductions; sharing of concerns about the current climate in the US; background on Islamophobia and Antisemitism in the US; the importance of speaking up and telling our stories

Hour 2 & 3. Breakout sessions designed to equip you with specific tools for speaking out: Film, Spoken Word, News Media, Bystander Intervention, and Talking About The Issues You Care About

Hour 4. Sharing about breakout session experiences; committing to taking action in our community

Transportation to and from the event is available. Please indicate your interest when you register through the Eventbrite link above.

Questions? Please contact Jordan Goldwarg at jordan@k4p.org or 617-335-7603.

This workshop is made possible thanks to generous support from the Seattle Foundation and the Abe Keller Peace Education Fund, and is endorsed by the following (growing list of) co-sponsors:

21 Progress
ACLU of Washington
API Chaya
Call of Compassion NW
Congregation Beth Shalom
Congregation Kol Ami
Eastside Refugee & Immigrant Coalition
East Shore Unitarian Church
Empowering Connection
Epiphany Parish (Episcopal)
Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
Euphrates Institute Seattle
Faith Action Network
Global Social Business Partners
Hate Free Delridge
Healers of Tomorrow
Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation
Holocaust Center for Humanity
IMAN Center
International Rescue Committee
Iraqi Community Center of Washington
Jewish Family Service
J Street
Kavana Cooperative
Neighbors in Faith
Noor Weekend Academy
Northwest Film Forum
Northwest Interfaith
Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA)
Seattle Globalist
Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness
Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry
Somali Family Safety Task Force
St. John’s Episcopal Church
St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
Temple Beth Am
Temple B’nai Torah
Treacy Levine Center
University Unitarian Church
We Say Salam
West Seattle Democratic Women
West Seattle Family YMCA
Youth Development Executives of King County

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