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Global Gathering: Youth #1

Global Gathering: Youth #1

Tuesday September 13 2022, 5:00 PM CDT
@ Zoom

How can youth and young adults meaningfully contribute to building healthy and viable neighborhoods and communities?

Register here. There is no cost to register.

Youth and young adults are often an untapped resource when we think about community building. Instead of being included, youth and young adults ages 12 to 24 are generally considered to be people who do not yet developed many assets to contribute and are empty vessels that need to be filled. This plays out in many negative ways for young people and especially black and brown people. Young people tend to be disproportionally stopped by police and searched and situations often escalate resulting in arrests. The over-saturation of police in schools (School Resource Officers) results in more youth being arrested for actions that should be dealt with by teachers of administrators. Young people have much to contribute. Their youthful energy and idealism can be put to good use in communities. Many of them already have skills and gifts in the arts, athletics, have given countless hours of community service. College students and young graduates are excited about giving back.

What is a Global Gathering?

Global Gatherings are NOT webinars or presentations. They are opportunities for members and guests of ABCD in Action to engage in meaningful conversations. We don't have the answers to the questions we propose, but we'll provide a space for you to share your stories, ideas, and questions. Our hosts will guide you through a series of questions in small groups in order to help you think together about the questions we propose.

Co-hosts for this Global Gathering

  • Bob Francis, United States
  • Deb Wisniewski, United States
  • Claire Wisniewski, United States

Register here. There is no cost to register. We will be hosting two Global Gatherings that focus on the same question. Please register for only one of these. Please use this Time and Date Converter to double-check the date and time in your part of the world.


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