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Atlanta Peace Building & Conflict Resolution Program: Youth Convergence

Atlanta Peace Building & Conflict Resolution Program: Youth Convergence

Friday, May 21, 2010 - 4:00am to Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 4:00am

Atlanta Peace Building & Conflict Resolution Program

Youth Convergence

May 21, 22, 23

The American Friends Service Committee and the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition are organizing a three-day convergence for Georgia youth that will allow us to garner this energy. Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech will serve as the “grounding text” for the weekend. After you register we will send you a link to this speech. The goals of the gathering include creating an organized youth network for the state of Georgia, training and empowering youth to organize in their home communities, and laying the foundation for one collective action planned by the youth present at the convergence. Experienced organizers and activists will offer workshops on topics such as carrying out effective nonviolent direct action, closing the school to prison pipeline, countering military recruitment, and jumpstarting community organizing.