THIRD ANNUAL ROB INGRAM YOUTH AGAINST VIOLENCE SUMMIT
A Youth-Led and Youth-Driven Summit -- For Youth and By Youth!
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Ambridge Event Center, 1333 N.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard)
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Breakfast and check-in start at 9:15 a.m.)
The event is free and open to youth between the ages of 13 and 21. Youth must register.
You can register at
Stop the Violence!
Free -- Free food! Raffle prizes! Transportation! Child Care!
"We, the Multnomah Youth Commission, established the Youth Against Violence Committee in 2011, in response to the growing violence directed towards young people. We are currently focused on Anti-Gay and Gender, Cyberbullying, Gang, Home/Family, Police, School (Bullying) and Sexual/Dating Violence. As the official youth policy body for the City of Portland and Multnomah County, we will not tolerate these acts, which create a hostile and unsafe environment for all youth throughout our city and county.
"The first section of the Summit is dedicated to youth, to caucus, build community, and further develop action steps in different mediums. We encourage youth to attend the Summit independently, to engage with other young people around these topics. Adult chaperones (teachers, counselors, coordinators, etc.) are permitted to accompany a group of young people interested in attending the Summit. The presence of invited adult policymakers and community leaders is requested in the afternoon (from 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.) to listen to youth stories of violence and engage young people in dialogue around how we can take steps together to reduce violence in our community.
"The goals of this year's Summit are to:
-- provide resources for youth to deal with violence they experienced and/or are currently experiencing in their lives;
-- inform policymakers with the experiences youth face regarding violence and strengthen our youth-adult partnerships to implement our policy recommendations and actions;
-- educate youth and adults about 'Our Bill of Rights: Children & Youth' and the importance of its implementation into all decision-making areas in our community; and
-- bring diverse youth from across the region together to share ideas and experiences regarding violence and build a youth movement for social change.
"Currently, our formal partners include: State Farm Insurance Youth Advisory Board; Penney Family Fund (as a member of Common Council Foundation); Multnomah County's Office of Diversity & Equity; City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement; STRYVE (Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere); Defending Childhood Initiative; Local Public Safety Coordinating Council; and Multnomah County's Department of County Human Services."
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