NW Regional Conference at Seabeck, WA

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We offer scholarships to many young people and others with financial need from all over the US.  In addition, many of our scholarship recipients need help with transportation to the conference. Your tax-deductible contribution to FOR will help future generations learn of the transforming power of nonviolence.  Please give what you can.


Youth Programs

The Youth Program for 12 to 19 year old attendees will feature workshops following two threads, “The Power in Your Voice” and “What is Youth Driven Activism?” Participants will explore their own perspectives & experiences and express them through writing & performance of poetry/spoken word/hip-hop curriculum. They will also develop a discussion of what is important to their generation and how to be the change they want to see. These workshops will culminate in a poetry/spoken word segment at the Talent Show and a youth-led discussion during the Sunday Activist Fair and a possible family supported direct action after the conference. The Youth Advisors are: Margot Zimsen, returning to our youth program, which she co-led in 2013. She works with the Unitarian Pacific Northwest Conference, facilitating their ongoing intentional youth-created, youth-run community.  She is a full time student, becoming a massage therapist. Shane Knode is a community organizer, hip-hop artist, and youth educator.  He has worked with youth in the public school, mental health, and prison systems.  He is the director of MOBROLL, a Puget Sound festival of music, bicycles, film, & art, and runs a business consultation/event design/project management group called GIANT OCTOPUS.  He is an Evergreen graduate, and lives on board his 44 ft. sailboat.

Exciting news this year is that the conference will have dual youth programs. The FOR Mike Yarrow Peace Fellowship program (formerly the Peace Activist Training program) will culminate their week long training at Seabeck. The two groups of young people will have many opportunities to learn from and with each other, sharing fun and social time together.

 

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