Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence
We, the Multnomah Youth Commission, have established the Youth Against Violence Committee (YAV) in response to the growing violence directed towards young people in the forms of gang, anti-gay and gender, bullying, and sexual 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.
THIS IS A YOUTH DRIVEN SUMMIT FOR YOUTH, BY YOUTH
The Multnomah Youth Commission is working with youth and adults throughout our community to change the way violence is viewed and dealt with.
The first part of the summit is for youth only to caucus, build community, and consider youth driven policy recommendations. Invited elected officials and community leaders are welcome between 2:15 and 3:45pm to listen to youth’s stories of violence, engage young people in dialogue around how youth and adults can take steps to reduce violence in the community.
The goals of the summit are to…
- Provide resources for youth to deal with violence they experienced and/ or currently experience in their lives
- Inform policy makers with the experiences youth face regarding violence and provide potential policy recommendations to be considered.
- Educate youth and adults about Our Bill of Rights: Children + Youth and the importance of its implementation into all decision making arenas in the community
- Bring diverse youth from across the region together to share ideas and experiences regarding violence and build a youth movement for social change.
To register for the event, click here.