JANUARY 2020 YOUTH VOLUNTEER CORPS (YVC) EVENTS: Saturday January 18 10 am-1 pm MLK Day Prep Committee at the Y
Calling all teens ages 11-17 to come help us Prepare for MLK DAY! We need help with printing, decorating, research, organizing and more! Join us in preparation of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration!
Monday January 20 MLK Day of Service, Monday January 20
9 am-noon, Memorial Keynote Lecture w/ Angela Davis. Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world, through her activism and scholarship over many decades. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. YVC participants will be meeting at the Ann Arbor Y and walking together to Hill Auditorium.
1- 3 pm, Your Story- “The Costs of Activism” Reflects the challenges of activism, broadly defined. Standing up against racism, classism, sexism, ableism, and other forms of bias, as well as taking action to support the voices of others, can entail both positive and negative challenges. Reflecting on these stories can be empowering and help build community. We invite members of the community to join YVC and share their brief (2-4 minute) stories through written or spoken word, performance pieces, poems, art, music, or song. We encourage you to connect your story to the theme of “The Costs of Activism.” This is an opportunity to tell your story among supportive listeners because (y)our stories matter! Youth Volunteer Corps Discussion and Reflection Immediately following event. Meeting & Dismissal Location: Angell Hall room 1255, 435 S. State St. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
4:30-5:30 “Coloring with Martin” Calling all Y families and YVC participants to join us in the Ann Arbor Y lobby to reflect on quotes from the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr while sharing together in coloring fun! This event is for adults and children of all ages!
5:30-6:30 I Have a Dream Speech Screening & Discussion Join us in the Teen Center as we Have a public screening of the powerful, I have a dream speech. We will take a moment to reflect on the incredible vision of peace and how we can contribute to advancing this dream. Open to all Y members,
YVC participants and families.
For more information about these events please contact:Z Chestang at email@example.com or 734.661.8017