Join us for our next Learning Community Meeting on February 19, 2020.
February Learning Community
Presentation: 21st Century Leadership – Ignite & Amplify Youth Leadership & Voice: AnytownKC
February 19, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley, 3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64111, Room EC19
March Learning Community
March 19, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley, 3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64111, Room EC19
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February 19, 2020
Learning Community Meeting
Topic: 21st Century Leadership – Ignite & Amplify Youth Leadership & Voice: AnytownKC
Meeting Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Presenter: Cecilia Belser-Patton
Meeting Time: 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Meeting Location: Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley, Education Center, Room EC19
In this interactive session, LC attendees will participate in a youth-led experience of #AnytownKC. By highlighting the various forms of oppression and privilege, through the lens of social justice, participants will explore how oppression manifests in our society.
By moving through the ladder of engagement of awareness, acknowledgment, and action, we will work together to explore ways to deconstruct systems of oppression. Participants will also hear from #AnytownKC delegate leaders first hand about how #AnytownKC has helped plant growing seeds of voice, truth, and power in Kansas City area youth.
#AnytownKC, a youth leadership developmental institute, is a week-long residential program for high school youth who are interested in learning about social justice issues. During the program, youth stay on a local college campus and participate in facilitated dialogue groups, workshops, restorative circles, and experimental activities, to increase their understanding of themselves, their identities and respect for others through an intersectional lens. By practicing the leadership skills developed during their institute, delegates hope to help make their schools and communities more inclusive.
The program’s purpose is to inspire a young generation of leaders who are willing and ready to dismantle the multiple forms of privilege and oppression to create more just and inclusive communities.
Learning Community Session Objectives:
1. Explore, analyze and identify ways in which agent and target groups manifest in our society.
2. Interact with one another to engage in activities that illustrate privilege and oppression.
3. Acquire tools that can be implemented in their relationships with those they serve.
8:30 a.m. Light breakfast and informal networking
8:45 a.m. Introduction of each Learning Community participant
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Presentation and discussion
Convening, Educating and Mobilizing for Social Change