Every fall, for over 10 years, the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation has joined community partners in sponsoring a day-long event, the Youth Social Justice Forum, to teach high school students to exercise, protect, and celebrate their civil rights and liberties. This year, in consideration of COVID, we will hold our first-ever digital Youth Social Justice Forum.

We will be providing the same great programming on items, such as public art, civics, government, racial equity, LGBTQ+ rights, restorative justice, and other topics relevant to youth rights and responsibilities. However, instead of having a one-day event, we will have monthly digital webinars focusing on specific topics and art techniques led by community activists and artists.

A schedule of events will be posted soon on the website. Stay tuned to our Youth Social Justice Forum page or look out for email updates as webinars are confirmed.

To apply: If your school or student is interested, please email ACLU of Wisconsin Youth Organizer Hope Owens-Wilson, at hope@aclu-wi.org. Space is limited, and students living in or attending school in Milwaukee County will be given preference. You can also apply here.

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 making it engaging and interesting for them.