Events at Advocates for Youth
A list of current and past online and in person events.
Abortion in Faith-Based Communities
July 22 and July 27, 7pm Eastern Join members of the Youth Abortion Support Collective (YouthASC), Spritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom (SYRF), Muslim Youth Leadership Council (MyLC), and the Student Coalition for Reproductive Justice (SCRJ) for our faith-based series. Learn how to navigate reproductive spaces as a person of faith, how to talk about abortion with people across the spectrum of beliefs, and how you can get more involved in advocacy and support initiatives.
Know Your IX Summer Intensive
July 20-August 24 The Know Your IX Summer Intensives are a great opportunity for young people to learn more about Title IX, how to organize for change on their campus and in their state, and how to build a strong and successful campaign. Participants will also gain hard skills on organizing tactics, media and messaging, policy, digital organizing, and escalation tactics and leave the summer intensives with a year long campaign plan. The trainings will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30pm EST to 8:30pm EST from July 20th-August 24th.
Supporting Gender Diverse Muslim Young People
The workshop will take place on Thursday, July 15th, at 12:30pm PDT at the 2021 Gender Spectrum Professionals’ Symposium, and will focus on helping Muslim-youth serving professionals adapt their practices and undo harmful cultural myths around gender diverse Muslim young people.
State Abortion Policy 101
July 8, 7pm Eastern The YouthASC cohort hosts a webinar cohosted to help young people better understand the current landscape of abortion at a state level, from clinic availability and crisis pregnancy centers to types of restrictions and incoming threats and attacks.
AMAZEing Educator Talks: Maybe Doesn’t Mean Yes
May 26, 8pm Eastern Part of our series of educator experts from AMAZE sharing best practices for teaching about consent.
#FreeThePill Virtual Store Walkthrough
Hosted by members of the Free the Pill Youth Council, Advocates for Youth’s Free the Pill Virtual Store invites visitors into a world where birth control is available over the counter, covered by insurance, with no age restrictions. Check out the store and see why it's time to #FreeThePill!
Free the Pill Virtual Store Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
May 10, 2021, 11am Eastern You’re invited to the virtual ribbon cutting ceremony of the #FreeThePill Virtual Store! Advocates for Youth’s Free the Pill Virtual Store invites visitors into a world where birth control is available over the counter, covered by insurance, with no age restrictions. This virtual ribbon cutting ceremony will feature a walkthrough of the virtual store, Free the Pill youth council members sharing why they’re working to break down barriers to contraception access, and a panel discussion of experts on why it’s beyond time to #FreeThePill! Brought to you by the #FreeThePill Youth Council, a collaboration between Advocates for Youth and Ibis Reproductive Health made up of youth activists from across the country who are working in their communities to bring birth control over-the-counter, covered by insurance with no age-restriction.
Jagged Little Pill Arts Action Session - LGBTQIA+ Space for Youth
May 7, 2021 4:30 PM Eastern We’re teaming up with DeAnne Stewart (she/her) and Kei Tsuruharatani (they/them) of Broadway's Jagged Little Pill to discuss LGBTQIA+ identities, challenges, queer joy, sex education equity, and art. This is a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth.
Mutual Aid & Money Management
Do you have a pile of receipts from mutual aid work you've done in the past year? Are you thinking about how to start a mutual aid project but unsure how to manage money? Come learn from activists about various methods for money management. March 29, 2021
AMAZE-ing Educator Talks: Consent & Healthy Relationships
Thursday, Mar 18 4pm EST In this first of our inaugural AMAZE-ing Educator Talks, Mrs. Susy Andresen of McHenry School District 15 (McHenry, IL) teaches us how she uses the AMAZE video "Saying Yes or No: What Is a Consent?" to help students learn the defining importance of consent in healthy relationships.
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.