Date(s) - Wednesday, February 27, 2019
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Come join us for a conference specifically for youth in Calgary, and learn how you can make our community and spaces stronger. Breakout sessions on gender, consent, indigenous values, mental health, empathy, respect and more. Event is free and open to youth ages 12-22 years old. Official list of courses and registration are open! Register now to get your spot” email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
3:30-5:00- registration, open activities and food
5:00- opening remarks-
– Land Acknowledgement and Elder -HAL EAGLETAIL
– Youth MC- Kim Chambers
5:45- 6:30- Youth break out session #1
6:35-6:40- transition time
6:40-7:25- Youth break out session #2
7:25-7:30- transition time
7:30-8:30- main stage presentations (see below)
8:30- youth leave and go home
Breakout session #1- (5:45pm-6:30pm)
o Option #1: Madelaine Robillard- Genderbread person- Talk about the differences between gender identity, sexual attraction, physical attraction, etc. and how that defines a person in their life
o Option #2: Makayla (Antyx/Cornerstone youth)- The Empathy Game: Come compete with others to build the largest tower structure. Life will determine what supplies you get, but you can use your creativity to create a strong design.
o Option #3: Cornerstone/Legacy Youth– DJ breakout session- Team up with Legacy and Cornerstone Youth DJ’s on state of the art DJ controllers in a safe and supportive learning environment! Learn how to scratch, play with samples and have fun using vocal effects with a message; Kindness, Respect, Community, Connect.
o Option #4: Andrew Ng (Apathy is Boring)– Civic Engagement- How can you make change in your city, province and country at the government level? Find out how to become more engaged in your community and share your voice to make change.
Breakout session #1- (6:40pm-7:25pm)
o Option #5: Youth Arts Action North (Antyx)- Zine Making: Join YAAN to discuss mental health and how this affects teens today. These teens will lead you through making a “Zine” on mental health that will be exhibited later in the year.
o Option #6: Action Dignity youth- Race Issues: Join an interactive discussion and creation of artwork surrounding the #raceissues exhibit delving deeper into the topics of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and empowerment of voices.
o Option #7: Russ Baker – Cultural Connections- Using an Indigenous framework to understand bullying, culture and diversity
o Option #8: Meridith Hundart and Stephanie Banszky (Antyx)– Image Theatre- Come join Antyx for some theatre games and improv. We will be using Image Theatre to discuss important topics of respect, strength, support and togetherness.
Keynote and mainstage (7:30-8:30):
• Antyx- Ian Baz youth showcase of videos/ live performances on bullying
• KEYNOTE: Rebecca Dawn- (Movement with a message) break down Bullying and Discrimination using words of compassion, love and gratitude through audience interaction and freestyle rap activities.
• Action Dignity- “Woke” mini presentation
• KEYNOTE: Allison Springer- (young women of power)- how to be a powerful human being, standing up for what you believe in and who you are.