Richmond Youth Peace Summit, Saturday, April 29, 2017 Call for Workshop Proposals:
We invite you to share your knowledge, skills and experiences with Richmond area teens.
The Richmond Peace Education Center will hold its 2017 Youth Peace Summit on Saturday April 29, 2017, at St. Paul’s Baptist Church–Southside Campus, 700 E Belt Blvd., Richmond, VA 23223. The summit will feature 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 will emphasize cooperation and collaboration among Metro Richmond’s diverse populations of young people. We are particularly interested in receiving 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; Spoken word poetry or other 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 strong interest among participants. All workshops should be be active and participatory.
To promote youth leadership, presenters are encouraged 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.)
Download a Workshop Proposal Form here:
or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information