The 2021 Youth Social Justice Forum is coming soon! Sign up for the Forum here.

On Saturday, November 13th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation is holding its Youth Social Justice Forum. YoSo has taken place annually for over a decade and will be returning to a one-day in-person event this year after being held virtually last year.

We will be providing the same great programming on public art, civics, government, racial equity, LGBTQ+ rights, restorative justice, and other topics relevant to youth rights. These workshops will be on specific topics and art techniques led by community activists and artists.

YoSo is entirely free. All supplies, including breakfast and lunch, will be provided.

Location: Nō Studios located at 1037 W. McKinley Avenue, Suite 100, Milwaukee, WI 53205.

Time: 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

Eligibility: YoSo is open to all high school students with a preference for students enrolled in Milwaukee Public School District high schools. 

To apply: If you are interested in attending the Youth Social Justice Forum, click here. If you have any questions about the program, please email or call Emily Crain-Castle, ACLU of Wisconsin Youth Coordinator, at or 414.272.4032 ext 220. Reservations are required. 

To volunteer: If you are interested in supporting the youth coordinator with planning and coordinating this year's Youth Social Justice Forum, please email Emily. 

To present: If you are interested in presenting a workshop at YOSO, Emily will need your contact information, a workshop title, and a one-paragraph description of your workshop; explaining how your workshop connects to civil liberties or civil rights, how you will specifically engage teenagers by making it engaging and exciting for them (for example, by using visual arts, storytelling, etc.), the ideal group size, and if you have any agencies or other partners who will be working with you.

COVID Procedures: We will require students and presenters to wear a mask while indoors. We will also have air purifiers running throughout the venue during programming.