Welcome to our September Newsletter!
I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for the impactful work that you are doing in your communities. Increasingly, your persistence is needed to fight against the blatant white supremacy and hate that we are living in. Every day, we have to remember to support and love each other as we are all under attack.
Remember that you are not alone in this work.
As you all continue to resist the violence in your communities, it is important to know that resistance comes in many forms and ideas.
That is why the theme for the 2018 National Summit is titled Redefining Resistance. This year we will be in Baltimore, Maryland and will host National Summit during President's Day weekend as a form of resistance against the current administration, who has shown violence and bigotry against the communities we serve.
We are excited to come together as a community to redefine what resistance means to each of us, so that we can continue to strike back in our communities.
Register for National Summit here.
Join the Vote and Courts Cohorts!
The Vote and Courts Cohorts are learning opportunities for current Fellows and Alumni to get involved in civic engagement work. To be a part of either cohort, you must participate in the monthly webinars. As an active member, you will become eligible for further opportunities for engagement.
Find more information here.
September Vote Webinar
Date: September 18th @ 8PM EST
Topic: “How to Mobilize Your Community to Vote in Local Elections”
September Courts Webinar
Date: September 13th @ 8PM EST
Topic: “A Deeper Look at Key Players in the Court System
Call for Blog Contributors
Interested in writing content for YP4's website?
- Submit a post that is 500-800 words and addressing one of YP4's target issue areas.
- Email your posts to: email@example.com
Fill out this quick survey below to update YP4 on where you are in life, so that we can best support you in your personal and professional work for social justice.
The National Coalition on School Diversity
Tyler Barbarin YP4'13, is a part of The National Coalition on School Diversity, which works to strengthen the school integration movement! She is holding their national conference in New York City on October 19th-20th, and would love to have a strong young activist presence (& of course a strong YP4 presence!). If you can, support her by attending! Register here: http://conta.cc/2vikdsq
Latino Center for Leadership Development
Cindy Nava YP4'13, and member of the YP4 Alumni Council, beat out dozens of other applicants to become the first New Mexico resident chosen by the Latino Center for Leadership Development to attend their national public policy leadership academy. She is among 15 people to participate in the 2017-18 class. Congratulations on your work Cindy!
MaryPat Hector YP4'15, who started an anti-gun billboard campaign called Think Twice all over metro Atlanta, is now moving her campaign to Chicago! With the help of Allstate Foundation -- who sponsored her trip to the U.S. National Special of WE Day that aired on CBS -- she now has an anti-gun violence billboard in in the city. And this is just the beginning!
Resources to Support in Houston
"When you have a conflict that means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict. And when you have a conflict, then it's an educational process to try to resolve the conflict. And to resolve that, you have to get people on both sides of the conflict involved."
Dallas Regional Training Recap
|We have wrapped up our third and final Regional Training of the year in Dallas, Texas check out highlights here.|
Throughout the weekend, we met some amazing members of the 2017-2018 Fellowship class.
Shout out to, Dorcas Adedoja, from the Philadelphia Regional Training, who is this month’s Featured Fellow!
When asked what the most eye-opening experience was for their at the Philadelphia Regional Training, Docas responded:
"I think that my most eye-opening experience was just being witness to all of the brilliance in the space. Everyone present had beautiful and transformative ways of working toward a more just world and it gave me a lot of hope for our future and for our humanity."
Read more about Dorcas here!
"YP4 has allowed me to grow out of my comfort zone and has allowed me to keep evolving.
I’ve been in this battle of staying home in Miami and giving back to help create social change while another part of me wants to fly from my nest into a big city. But every day I’ve become more convinced that my energy and skills are much more needed in a community like Miami."
Read more about Laura here.
YP4 is excited to announce that the application for 2018 National Summit Alumni Trainer is now open!
At the National Summit, Fellows and Alumni connect with diverse young leaders from every region of the country to network, learn, and share strategies for creating sustainable change in their communities. This year we are introducing an Alumni track to support our Alumni network!
As a National Summit Alumni Trainer, you would ensure that Fellows and Alumni have a positive experience and feel connected to the YP4 Alumni network. To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of an Alumni Trainer, please see the National Summit Alumni Preparation Packet.
Apply to be an Alumni Trainer at the 2018 National Summit TODAY through October 30th!
We’re excited to announce the first Alumni Webinar to support our Alumni Family in their professional development!
Date: September 27th @ 8pm EST
Topic: “Lead like a Boss: How to be an Effective and Supportive Manager”
Questions? Email: YP4Alumni@pfaw.org
Long Island Progressive Coalition
Center for Community Change
Grassroots Campaigns, Inc
NJ Communities United
Innovate Public Schools
San Jose, CA
The Public Interest Network
Transportation Program Advocate
Assistant General Counsel
The Public Interest Network
Climate Corps Organizer
Toxics Action Center
Statewide Field Director
California Faculty Association
Managing Director of Global Oceans Strategic Initiatives
The Nature Conservancy
National College Access Network
National College Access Network
Field Organizer, Youth Organizing Program
Clean Water Action
Ann Arbor, MI
Resources to support in Charlottesville