Dear Allies for Youth Justice in Mississippi:
SAVE THE DATE!!
The ACLU of MS, NAACP, Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Coalition is hosting two FREE weekend conferences this summer and you don’t want to miss out!
These separate but consecutive conferences will be held:
July 9-10, 2011 at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS.
4th Annual Mississippi Youth Hip Hop Summit:
Turn up the Volume!
This awesome event serves as a venue to bring social justice awareness, inform youth of your rights, and encourage leadership and responsibility in a creative culture. Youth must be engaged in the effort to improve school and police relationships with teens. It is time that youth have a voice in the decisions that effect their futures. This weekend will mark the beginning of a statewide youth movement. It's time to TURN UP THE VOLUME!
Day 1: Social justice workshops and sessions focusing on issues relevant to Mississippi youth
Day 2: Creative workshops using hip hop as a means to spark a state wide youth movement in Mississippi
For PARENTS AND ADVOCATES:
2nd Annual Mississippi School House to Jail House Parent Advocate Conference: Take it to the Next Level!
As the youth participate in the Hip Hop Summit, parents and advocates will attend their own workshops regarding ways to act as effective advocates for your kids and youth in your community regarding school disciplinary and juvenile justice issues such as communicating with school boards and interacting with local legislators to stop the school house to jail house pipeline. It’s time for parents to TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL to advocate for youth!
Registration information to come soon!
For more information, call Nancy Kohsin-Kintigh at 601.354.3408 or go to www.facebook.com/ms.hiphopsummit
*Please NOTE: These are seperate events on the same weekend and at the same location! Parents, Advocates and Youth will be brought together for some meals, fun, and entertainment!
**Out of town participants will be housed in the JSU dorms.
For Human Rights, Liberty, and Freedom for All!