Send them to the American Conference on Diversity’s signature Manytown 2013, our diversity and social-justice forum to be held March 4 for Central and Southern New Jersey high-school students. This year’s exciting event is titled “Youth Voices, Youth Issues” and will convene at Georgian Court University in Lakewood from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Now in its 14th year, our unique leadership-development program provides New Jersey youth from racially/ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically mixed backgrounds the opportunity to explore diversity and inclusion and identify strategies to improve human relations within their schools, workplaces, and communities. Students will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, participate in open and honest conversation with their peers, and discuss strategies for increasing awareness and promoting diversity in their schools and communities.
This year’s students will participate in three workshops, facilitated by the American Conference on Diversity’s Pam Harris, Director of Education & Evaluation, and Bari Katz, Director of Youth/Collegiate Services:
►Power of Words: Learn to use print media to advocate for social responsibility
►Make Your Voice Heard: Work with performers to understand how performance arts can be used to educate others about social justice
What previous Manytown participants said...
"I think it was great—an awesome experience learning about different people and their backgrounds. Anyone and everyone should attend this experience. Your program has taught me some strategies to deal with problems in my school.”
“It was a good experience because not only did I get to see and meet other people from different parts of New Jersey, I also learned how to react and take action toward prejudice and hopefully prevent it.”
COST: $5 per student. Participants can pay online, by mail via check or purchase order, or at the check-in table in the Casino Building on March 4. Note: This event is free for students participating in our Lead for Diversity program.
Lunch will not be provided; registrants must bring their own non-perishable lunch. For additional questions, contact Pam Harris at Pam@AmericanConferenceonDiversity.org/
About the American Conference on Diversity
The programs, services, and initiatives of the American Conference on Diversity are among the most important work focused on creating a more inclusive society. It is the unfinished business of living in a highly diverse nation: educating and empowering our next generation of leaders; enhancing our workplaces; and helping to create inclusive communities. The American Conference on Diversity, which has been serving schools, organizations, workplaces, and communities in New Jersey since 1948, builds on a historic mission and creates programs and activities relevant and vital to 21st Century life. It is a journey we can all take together. The American Conference on Diversity operates eight chapters to help us to educate and empower leaders and bring our messages of inclusion and respect to communities throughout New Jersey: Atlantic County Chapter, Bayonne Chapter, Central Jersey Chapter, Essex County Chapter, Greater Bergen Chapter, Hudson County Chapter, Jersey Shore Chapter, and Mercer County Chapter. Visit www.AmericanConferenceonDiversity.org to learn more.
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