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 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.