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17th Annual Youth Activism Gathering (Rome)
April 15, 2017 - April 17, 2017
Please join us for the 17th Annual Youth Activism Gathering!
The Youth Activism Gathering is a youth led and run three day long gathering of politically conscious youth, organizers, and activists who come together each year to educate one another on organizing, activism, and social change. It’s three days of workshops, music, great food and more in an affirming and supportive space!
This year’s YAG will take place April 15-17 at the Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine. Please take note that this is a different location than the last couple years. Pine Tree Camp has heat! Hooray! (Friends Camp, where we used to have the YAG, does not have heat)
If you’d like to get a sense of what kind of workshops/activities happen at the YAG, you can check out our schedule from last year:
If you’d like to propose or suggest a workshop for this year, e-mail Christine: firstname.lastname@example.org. You don’t need to have a workshop presenter in mind to suggest a workshop.
We ask people to pay 0-$100 for each day of the YAG. All are welcome no matter what you are able to pay. If you and your family don’t have a lot of money, feel free to pay on the lower end or pay nothing. If you and your family have more money, please consider paying more and taking part in class solidarity.
What is class solidarity?
Class refers to where you and your family fit into the world regarding finances (for example: poor, working class, middle class, wealthy). The YAG is put together on a shoestring budget so we can make sure it is accessible to all. If you and your family are people who can pay more for you to go to the YAG so others can pay less, please consider doing so. If you do so, you will be taking an action of solidarity and making the YAG more accessible for people who cannot afford to pay much.
We understand that not all families are supportive of activism and not all people have conventional families they can rely on. If this applies to you, don’t sweat it. Leave the family out of it and come join us!
No matter what you pay for the YAG, there is no judgment. Pay what you can but most importantly come!
As we get closer to the YAG we will share an online registration page, an online payment option, and the schedule. Stay tuned!
To stay up to date, friend us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maineyag/
Check out our website: http://maineyag.weebly.com/
If you have any questions:
E-mail : MaineYAG@gmail.com
Call: Christine: 207.200.3523
The YAG is youth led and run. If you’d like to join our organizing team this year, let Christine know: email@example.com
Being a YAG organizer can count toward community service hours.
The YAG is organized by Pine Tree Youth Organizing (PTYO) and Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC).