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Social Justice Workshop for Youth and Adult Presences with Mai Spann-Wilson
July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
During the week of Annual Sessions (July 27 – August 1), the Young Friends program community will have a special workshop opportunity with activist, artist, social work educator, and Sessions keynote speaker Mai Spann-Wilson, M.S.W.. The workshop with youth will culminate in a multigenerational session with Young Friends and adult mentors. See details below.
The work together will begin with this program time for ADULT PARTICIPANTS on July 6, during the Runway to Annual Sessions. This workshop is for adults who are in mentoring or familial relationships with high-school age youth who plan to register to the Young Friends program at Annual Sessions. Friends who work with youth in their meetings and PYM Friendly Presences are also encouraged to attend!
Register here to participate in this workshop on July 6, and the July 31 session with Young Friends
First Young Friends Session, July 29 (4-5pm): The first session will focus on facilitating a heart/truth centered dialogue where PYM young friends would be introduced to essential frameworks to be used throughout our time together. This will be time for youth to express their hopes and expectations for our time together.
Second Young Friends Session, July 30 (4-5pm): The second session will offer frameworks for exploring the more challenging experiences and ideas around being rooted in Justice. The frameworks in this session will help participants to take a deeper look into some of the societal harm that has been caused and our responsibility as a community to provide healing from those experiences.
Multigenerational Session, July 31 (time TBD): The fourth session will focus on naming what part each person played in the creating injustice and exploring as a family what does liberation look like. In this session, participants will be given the opportunity to vision and create plans for what changes they would like to see for current and future friends around the idea of being rooted in justice