Often times, it can feel like the language of hate is deafening and isolating. It can make you feel like what makes you different is something to be ashamed of, or something that keeps you from connecting with others.
Act To Change wants you to find your voice, and seek strength in your community and your identity. We will host Strength in Solidarity: Building Communities of Kindness, an anti-bullying youth conference open to ages 14-18 and early college students, on Saturday, October 26, 9am-12:30pm, at the Teach for America Offices in Los Angeles. We aim to help students just like you find pride in your heritage and become leaders in your own communities!
This event will remind you that you are not alone, and that hate arises out of a sense of fear and weakness. Through this event, Act To Change encourages you to celebrate your identity and listen to the stories of those who have experienced the same, or similar, situations.
Our keynote speaker will be actress Punam Patel from Netflix’s SPECIAL. Fresh Off the Boat actor Hudson Yang will join a panel of professionals in the arts, education, public service, and more, sharing their stories and advice around bullying.
And there will be three workshops that you can choose from: (1) Identity in Political Leadership/Civic Engagement, (2) Expressing Identity through Creative Writing, (3) Expressing Identity through Art and Poetry.
All three workshops aim to help you fully own your identity, and be able to express it constructive ways!
We hope to ignite a passion that motivates you to foster a community of love that can effectively counter and overcome the hate that seems ever-present the current political climate. Know that you are capable of this change, and know that you can be the one to bridge gaps between differences.
Register at http://bit.ly/ATCOct2019 and join us on October 26 to create a more inclusive climate that is welcoming to all identities.
TFA Corps Members: Earn 4 DEI credits for attending!