Events at Advocates for Youth
A list of current and past online and in person events.
Mutual Aid for Abortion Access
Feb 2, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time This workshop will help deepen our understanding about why legalization of abortion is not enough. Activists will introduce us to models of mutual aid and support networks in communities around the country!
Maternal Mortality in D.C. and Globally
Jan 29, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time Maternal mortality disproportionately impacts communities of color within the United States. How do the same factors that affect maternal mortality in D.C. also affect communities in the Global South? The International Youth Leadership Council facilitates this conversation between the Young Women's Empowerment Network (YWEN) in Namibia, IMARA (I'm a Rad African) in Comoros, Dr. Vuckovic, Associate Professor of Public Health at Georgetown University, and Dr. Long-White, public and community health educator and lecturer at Howard University. We will explore how social determinants of maternal health like race and disability play out in different contexts, how United States based funding can impact maternal mortality in the Global South, and how young people can take action to improve maternal mortality in DC and globally.
#MuslimAnd Countering Surveillance
Jan 28, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time As the national conversation on far-right terror evolves in the wake of the insurrection, young Muslim organizers share how soft policing programs like "Countering Violent Extremism" (CVE) and "Targeted Violence & Terrorism Prevention" (TVTP) that claim to counter violent extremism actually harm Black, brown, and Muslim communities instead. Through this workshop, hosted by the Muslim Youth Leadership Council and the Muslim Justice League, you can build an understanding of Islamophobic programs like CVE, see how they fit into broader systems of policing/incarceration, learn how they are harmful, and workshop ways to fight CVE and surveillance in your community.