SATURDAY | APRIL 16, 2016
9AM - 4PM
The Damon J. Keith Center
for Civil Rights
Wayne State University
The 2016 Youth Justice & Leadership Exhibition (#YJLE) is a youth-led and youth-focused Exhibition for young people and their adult allies from Metro Detroit and the State of Michigan. The #YJLE empowers youth to advocate for social justice issues within their schools and communities and connects youth throughout Detroit, creating a collaborative space for youth to be both teachers and learners. Michigan Youth care about social inequities, are organizing around social issues, and work toward social justice. On April 16, 2016 the Roundtable would like to celebrate, support, and honor all the hard work that has been happening this year!
For 63 years, the Michigan Roundtable has hosted a Spring Conference, engaging and connecting young people who care about Diversity and Inclusion. The #YJLE will continue this tradition by honoring and featuring the work of youth involved with social justice throughout Michigan, including youth who participate in the Roundtable’s Youth Programs: the Regional Youth Internship, Regional School Consortium, and the Statewide Racial Equity Action Coalition. We work with youth on various issues of justice at the individual, school, and community levels to develop the awareness, knowledge and skills of youth, supporting their passion around social justice issues to create transformational change in the region.
If you would like more information contact us.
How can I get involved?
ATTEND* the Exhibition
Young people, Adults, and groups are invited to check out the SOCIAL JUSTICE EXHIBIT, attend youth-facilitated WORKSHOPS, watch youth-produced FILMS and PERFORMANCES, participate in the OPEN MIC, and meet other young people and adults from across Michigan. Register online here.
EXHIBIT* your work around Diversity and Social Justice
Youth-led and youth-focused groups are invited to present information about their groups and the work they do with a display table during the SOCIAL JUSTICE EXHIBIT. Each table comes with two (2) registrations!
SCREEN* a youth-produced film or PERFORM a youth-led scene
Short FILMS or PERFORMANCES (up to 10 minutes), designed, created, and produced by young people, will play during our Film Fest.
FACILITATE* a youth-led workshop
Young people (ages 15-26) are invited to facilitate workshops about social justice in their community. All workshops must be facilitated by at least two (2) youth and supported by one (1) adult ally.
*WE ARE WILLING TO WORK WITH GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS TO PROVIDE
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ATTENDING AND PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT