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Listening to Youth-Driven Solutions on Universal Children’s Day

Sponsored by the American Society for the Positive Care of Children (American SPCC)

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Time: 5PM – 7PM

Location: Mercy Corps Building
45 SW Ankeny St.
Portland, OR 97204

If you would like to attend, please RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!

Refreshments will be served.

Come celebrate Universal Children’s Day on this 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

This event was designed as a platform for youth to share the advocacy and policy work they are doing in our community.  We are hoping this will inspire other youth to capitalize on the energy of the event by starting their own activities back at their individual schools and communities.

Learn from youth-led presentations, speak from an open mic, participate in a dialogue with elected officials and youth advocates, as we work together to put the CRC and “The Bill of Rights for the Children and Youth of the City of Portland and Multnomah County” into practice.

Youth presenters from the Multnomah Youth Commission, Oregon Foster Youth Connection, Momentum Alliance, Youth Ending Slavery, and Leadership and Entrepreneurship Public (LEP) Charter High School, among other organizations will be discussing issues of:

  • Foster Youth Priorities
  • Bullying
  • Teen Depression & Suicide
  • Public Transit Fairness & Safety
  • Human Trafficking
  • Mentoring Youth Leaders
  • Restorative Justice: Repairing relationships in schools and communities
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