Youth of Color Health Summit – Empowering Youth to Create Healthier Communities

Freedom Inc will be hosting a free Youth of Color Health Summit on June 14-15, 2012 at the Hilton Garden Inn (1801 Deming Way, Middleton, WI). Freedom, Inc. organizes against structural and personal violence within and against low-income communities of color as a means to create healthier communities. They build the organizing capacities of low-income women, gender non-conforming people, and youth of color to create change.

Empowering Youth of Color to Create Healthier Communities is the first of its kind in WI because it is organized exclusively by and for youth and young adults of color. The conference will explore the impact that social determinants of health (socioeconomic status, racism, documentation, social or environmental stressors, LGBTQ oppressions etc…) have on the lives and health of youth of color in a way that is cultural and specific to their experiences. There will be lots of learning and lots of fun! The conference is designed for youth of color/young adults between the ages of 10-24.

The success of this event will depend on the support of many people and organizations. We look forward to working with you all in building healthy communities. Register here.

They are putting out a call for participation/presentation that fit the three main goals for the Summit:

  1.  Create a common analysis and knowledge base around health, health disparities, and social determinants in communities of color.
  2. Encourage youth leadership and build youth leadership and organizing skills so that they may identify and organize around health disparities to create healthier communities.
  3. Create a space for youth leaders to network with other youth leaders already doing the work to address health disparities.
Download the proposal submission form here. Request for Proposals for Youth of Color Health Summit

To turn in registration and proposal submissions, or for any questions, comments or concerns please contact M Adams at adams4730@gmail.com or 414.430.1321 or contact Shaquita Griffin at shaquita.griffin@gmail.com or 414.795.5741.

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