Ruckus! Youth Activism and Anti-Racism Conference November 2007-Toronto

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Ruckus! Youth Activism and Anti-Racism Conference November 2007-Toronto


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Youth Activism and Anti-Racism Conference
Toronto, ON
November 23-24, 2007

1)Call for Workshop Proposals
2)Join the Ruckus! Planning Committee
3)Youth Volunteers Needed
4)Book an Information Table
5)Join the Ruckus mailing list for Conference updates
6)About Ruckus!
7)About Youth Action Network

1) Call for Proposals: Ruckus! Anti-Racism & Activism Conference is a free conference for high school-aged youth of Colour, their Allies and other concerned youth. Young activists, community leaders, students, youth groups and youth-led initiatives are invited to submit proposals for engaging anti-racism based workshops.

Proposal Guidelines:
-workshops should be aimed at high school-aged youth
-workshop length: 1 hour – 1 Ѕ hours max.
-include list of equipment
-proposals should be no more than 2 typed pages in length
-include facilitator biography
-make it creative and interactive!

Past workshops have covered: diversity in media, reparations, LGBTQ issues, stereotyping, conflict, getting started in youth anti-racism work, video activism, violence, cynicism and barriers to taking action, consumerism, gender equity in education, community radio, anti-oppression 101, immigration and refugee issues and community radio.

Send questions and submit proposals to:
Youth Action Network

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: October 19, 5:00pm

2) Young community leaders and activists are needed for the Ruckus Planning Committee. Are you involved in Anti-Racism education, activism or community-based work in the G.T.A.? Want to partner your youth-led group with Ruckus? Have an issue you feel needs a voice?

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 27, 6:00pm at the Youth Action Network office
Contact: Michelle, Youth Action Network, 176 John Street, Suite 307.
416-368-2277 or

TTC and snacks provided. Call by September 24 for child-care subsidy.

3) ATTENTION YOUTH! CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Earn volunteer hours. Gain experience running a youth conference. Learn skills. Meet new people. Promote UNITY and "be the change". TAKE ACTION against racism. Fill a out Volunteer Registration Form on our website by November 9.

4) BOOK A TABLE. Reach 100s of Toronto Area students and youth. Book a free table at Ruckus Email your request (including name of organization, brief description of what you do, contact person, and any special requests) by November 9 to reserve. Email: (Note: power outlets are limited and Internet access cannot be guaranteed)

5) Stay informed. Subscribe to the Ruckus mailing list. Go to our website (below).

6) About Ruckus
Ruckus! is a FREE two-day youth-led conference that started in 2002 as a response to the lack of inclusion of youth of colour into current social justice and environmental movements. Our goal is to introduce participants to existing activism and community work, to provide safe spaces for youth of colour to discuss racism and provide practical skills and tools for youth to take action in their communities. Ruckus! is an initiative of the Youth Action Network with support from the City of Toronto Access, Equity and Human Rights Community Investment Program.

7)About the Youth Action Network(YAN)
Youth Action Network (YAN) is a national youth-led non-profit organization based in Toronto run fully by youth for youth. YAN is dedicated to helping youth become more informed and actively involved in order to move towards a just and sustainable society. We strongly believe in the ability of youth to affect change in the world. We understand the need for a stronger voice and for greater participation in our local and global communities. The main functions of YAN are to provide information and promote action.


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