MLK Youth Advocacy Day

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Make Your Voice Heard:
An MLK Day Youth Advocacy Workshop
January 15, 2017

Are you concerned about the dramatic increase in Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crimes in документальный the US? Do you want to send a message that bigotry and discrimination have no place in our comm unities? Do you want to learn how to use your voice and your personal story to make positive change? If so, join us
for a Youth Advocacy Workshop!

Who: The event is open to all youth in 6th-12th grade. The workshop will be facilitated by Aneelah Afzali from MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network), staff from Kids4Peace , and other interfaith and media leaders.
When: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 1-5pm (the day before MLK Day)
Where: Location TBD. We will announce the location as soon as it is confirmed.
Program Details: This four-hour workshop will empower youth with the tools to speak out publicly against Islamophobia, with a particular emphasis on using media to tell positive personal stories.

● Hour 1. Introductions; sharing of concerns about the current climate in the US; background on rise of Islamophobia in the oakley womens sunglasses US; the importance of speaking up and using media to tell our stories
● Hour 2. Media training workshop — Learn how to write an effective letter to the editor or op-ed;
work with mentors to write your story to combat Islamophobia
● Hour 3. Sharing of personal stories; debrief; committing to next steps
● Hour 4. cheap jerseys wholesale The event will conclude with a youth press conference to share the experience with local media.

Note that while this event will focus on Islamophobia, the skills learned can be used to advocate for any issue of concern.

RSVP: Register early to reserve your spot! Online registration is available at:
www.tinyurl.com/mlkdayworkshop

Questions? Please contact Aneelah Afzali at maps-amen@mapsredmond.org or Jordan Goldwarg at jordan@k4p.org .

Sponsored by: American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN — a new initiative of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound ), Kids4Peace , 21 Progress , Call of Compassion NW , Congregation Beth Shalom , Epiphany Parish of Seattle , Global Social Business Partners Cheap Ray Bans , Iraqi Community Center of Washington , Kavana Cooperative , Middle East Peace Camp , St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral , St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church , The Seattle Globalist , Seattle Islamic Speakers Bureau , Temple Beth Am , Temple De Hirsch Sinai , Herzl-Ner Tamid , Neighbors in Faith, The Church Council NFL Jerseys Cheap of Greater Seattle , Faith Action Network (FAN) , East Shore Unitarian Church.

 

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