The 20th annual Youth Social Justice Forum was a success! Stay Tuned for more information about our 2020 Youth Social Justice Forum! To learn more about our plans for 2020, go here. You can also sign up for the Forum here.
Every fall, the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation joins community partners in sponsoring this day-long event to teach high school students to exercise, protect, and celebrate their civil rights and liberties. The event is free to participating high schools.
The Youth Social Justice Forum will use hands-on workshops, realistic role-play activities and issues from the news to teach students about their rights.
Participants will learn about new media, public art, civics, and government, discuss bullying, racial profiling, LGBTQ+ rights, restorative justice and other topics relevant to youth rights and responsibilities.
Students can also participate in a mock election using real voting machines supplied by the City of Milwaukee Election Commission.
To apply: If your school is interested in participating in the 2020 Forum, please email Hope Owens-Wilson, ACLU of Wisconsin Youth Organizer, at email@example.com Reservations are required.
If you are interested in presenting a workshop at this year's Youth Social Justice Forum, please email Hope your contact information, a workshop title and one paragraph description of your workshop; explaining how your workshop is connected to civil liberties or civil rights, how you will specifically engage teenagers by make it engaging and interesting 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.
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