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Black & Green Wed October 1— How Can Youth Change the World?

on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:10pm
Date: 
10/01/2014 - 7:00pm

Black & Green Wednesday

FORUM: How Can Youth Change the World?

WHEN: 7 pm, Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WHERE: Legacy Books and Café, 5249 Delmar (near Union) 63108

Jonathan McFarland, Scene Everywhere

Nabu Kolencherry, St. Louis University (SLU) Campus Ministries

Amari Sneferu, Junior Black Chamber of Commerce (JBCC)

Elston McCowan, Green Party of St. Louis

Vickie Ingram, Gateway Green Alliance [moderator]

How can youth influence media?  How can they have media by youth and for youth?  What role can programs such as Harambee 101 on Green Time TV play?  How do politics affect youth and how can they affect politics?  We know that most youth are not receiving the organizing skills they need in school.  But some are working to change this.  St. Louis University students are volunteering to work with children at Walbridge Elementary School, including tutoring and drumming.  The JBCC is teaching youth how to set up businesses in the black community and is addressing skills as varied as self-reliance, character building and urban gardening.  Family Community Specialists in St. Louis are removing barriers for youth to be successfully engaged with their communities.