Over six hundred high school students from throughout the Bay Area will attend Eastbay nonprofit Youth Together’s 9th Annual Ethnic Studies Conference at UC Berkeley. The theme, “Reclaiming Our Past, Fighting for Our Futures,” is a call for students to find strength in their histories as a tool to motivate them towards higher education. Students will participate in presentations and performances centered on race, culture health, media literacy, student organizing and art activism.
Youth Together would like to invite you to join us for a very special event, taking place on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 6:00pm at The First Congregational Church of Oakland (2501 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA). Oakland is one of only 6 communities across the country that are participating in an innovative national dialogue project using the film Greensboro: Closer to the Truth to support reconciliation and justice efforts, and Youth Together has been selected to host the film locally.
Youth Together is proud to announce Shawn Ginwright as a panelist following the film screening of Greensboro: Closer to the Truth. The author, professor, activist, and founder of Oakland based non-profit, Leadership Excellence, will be on hand to discuss his methods of healing and restorative justice with urban youth. Come join us to view a moving documentary as well as hear and dialogue with amazing community activists restoring hope and justice in our communities.