Young people continue to play a pivotal role in social and political movements, leading change-making efforts in communities across Ontario. Youth organizing embraces both individual development and social change, but how can positive adult allyship meaningfully support youth-led movements?
YouthREX is excited to co-present this engaging, youth-led conversation on advancing the possibilities of youth-led organizing with Leading in Colour.
Youth civic engagement goes beyond volunteerism and political participation, and young people are taking leadership roles to amplify their voices and the experiences and issues that are critical to their peers. Recognizing and supporting this work is essential to engagement that facilitates positive youth development and authentic youth participation and advocacy.
Together, we will explore:
- why and how young people get involved in organizing;
- what issues are driving their current activism;
- the benefits of organizing for youth;
- the limitations and possibilities of youth engagement; and
- how adults can become allies in support of youth leadership.
This event will be hosted and facilitated by Lidia Abraha, freelance journalist and YouthREX's former Communications & Digital Engagement Associate, and Robin Tonbazian, YouthREX's Research & Evaluation Associate. Our confirmed guests to date include:
- Habon Ali, Leader & Advocate
- Peter Cohen, Organizer, Climate Justice Durham
- Serisha Iyar, Founder & Executive Director, Leading in Colour
- Sarah Jama, Co-Founder, Disability Justice Network of Ontario
- Fae Johnstone, Executive Director, Wisdom2Action
- Caleb Yohannes, Founder & Director, 1919 Magazine
We will use Zoom for this webinar. Live transcription/closed captioning will be made available for all participants, and any presentation slides will be shared by email before and after the event. You will receive the link to join the live webinar by email at least two days before the live event. All of our webinars are recorded and archived on YouthREX's Knowledge Hub.