Call for Workshop Proposals:
Share your knowledge, skills and experiences with Richmond area teens at the Richmond Youth Peace Summit, Saturday, April 28, 2018
The Richmond Peace Education Center will hold its Annual Youth Peace Summit on Saturday April 28, 2018, at St. Paul’s Baptist Church–Southside Campus, 700 E Belt Blvd., Richmond, VA 23223. The summit features 90-minute breakout workshops for groups of about 12-15 teen participants. Morning workshops will be scheduled from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Afternoon workshops are scheduled from 2 -3:30 p.m. We invite you to propose a workshop to offer at the event.
The summit emphasizes cooperation and collaboration among Metro Richmond’s diverse populations of young people. We are looking for proposals focused on: youth community organizing; reducing gun violence; juvenile justice reform; Black/Latino and interracial unity; racial justice in Richmond; Richmond’s rich African-American history; building healthy relationships; arts for social change; and increasing educational and economic opportunities for metro Richmond youth.
Proposals promoting teen leadership, or positive self-expression through the arts are also welcome. In past years, sessions on performing arts, writing, cooking and improvisational comedy have generated substantial interest among participants. All workshops should be be active and participatory.
To promote youth leadership, we encourage you to include young people as leaders or co-leaders for each workshop. (We may be able to identify a youth co-leader from among our RYPP members if you are unable to recruit one.)
The deadline for receiving proposals is March 9, 2018. RYPP youth will read and help evaluate all proposals the following week, and we’ll notify you of their selections soon thereafter.
Thank you very much.