NW Regional Conference at Seabeck, WA

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Young Activist Program

Attendees 13 - 30 years old are invited to participate in the Young Activist Program, designed to support community among younger conference participants. Young Activists are fully integrated with the wider conference community (keynote speeches, workshop blocks, meetings, and special events). In addition, there are alternative Young Activist led workshops at the A-Frame Lounge and special programming like swimming, group activities, and the annual Night-Walk!

The Young Activist Program this year will serve the FOR Mike Yarrow Peace Fellows, new & returning individual young activists, and youth from an array of regional organizations that work with young activists.

If a Young Activist is under 18 they will need to attend the conference with a parent, or legal guardian as a sponsor, who will chaperone during the conference. The Young Activist Program staff will assume responsibility for minors from 9am to 9pm unless otherwise pre-arranged.

The Young Activist advisors/coordinators are:

Shane Knode is a community organizer, language/spoken word artist, and youth educator. This is his 3rd year working as a youth coordinator with the conference and served on the 2017 planning committee as well. Shane believes in a citizen’s initiative, direct action, and emotional literacy, and would like to continue to establish sustainable relationships with the environment, restorative justice, and social & economic equity. During the last year he has traveled much of the Western US with an antique typewriter, typing impromptu poems on the streets for passersby. He graduated from the Evergreen State College and lives on a sailboat in Poulsbo, WA. He works as a consultant, project manager, event manager, & curriculum coordinator for his own company Giant Octopus.

Komalpreet Kaur Sahota is an alumna of the Mike Yarrow Peace Fellowship and this will be her 3rd year facilitating and coordinating the young activist program. She is an organizer in Seattle with Ending the Prison Industrial Complex, Block the Bunker, & No New Youth Jail. She is Sikh from the Punjabi region of India.

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