Friday, Dec. 2
2:00-5:00 PM CST
Roosevelt University, 430 South Michigan Ave, MurrayGreen Library 10th Floor
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The workshop will be facilitated by Jasiri X, hip hop artist andorganizer, on Friday December 2nd. Jasiri will share his journey fromactivist to Hip-Hop artist to the founding of the New Media Academy. TheNew Media Academyis "a tool to help Black young men criticallyanalyze media messages, broaden their experience of media, anddevelop the creative skills needed in creating their own media. All toooften the young African American male is either underrepresented ormisrepresented in media. The mission is to improve self image, dispelstereotypes, and provide a positive forum of self expression. Theprogram is offered to young Black men, ages 14-19, and will include,the art of blogging, video production, and social media."
Mentor Training Curriculum
Supporting Children and Youth: Mentor Training for Senior Corps Volunteers
was developed to provide a standardized and easy-to-use training curriculum for Senior Corps' Foster GrandparentProgram and RSVP project directors who have volunteersdelivering mentoring and other support services to children andyouth at schools and community organizations. This curriculum isdesigned to enhance volunteer capacity and improve the quality ofservice delivered by the volunteers. In addition to providing anoverview of services for children and youth, the curriculum meetsthe need for creative and practical strategies and ideas thatvolunteers can adapt when serving children and youth.
To learn more about the training curriculum and to access trainingmaterials,click here
Lessons Learned: Implementing a Male Ally Gender ViolenceTraining
Written by Ed Mills & members of the Rogers Park Young Women’sAction Team (YWAT)On November 2-3, 2007, fifteen young men gathered to participate inthe Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team’s Male Ally Training.The training was created by Ed Mills and members of the YWAT.Lillian Matanmi, a leadership team member of the YWAT, was theprimary coordinator of this project.This report summarizes what took place and indicates some of thetraining’s strengths and weaknesses. It also discusses theparticipants’ – both trainees and facilitators – written and oral feedback,and contains a brief appendix with some of the activities, evaluationsand facilitators’ afterthoughts. The YWAT hopes that this report will beof assistance to other individuals and organizations seeking to createsimilar trainings.
Read the report here!Download the appendices (agendas, activities, evaluations andmore) here!
The Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team has developed atoolkit titled “Where Our Boys At? Involving Young Men as Allies to EndViolence against Girls.” In the toolkit, YWAT shares some of theresources (including curricula) that it has developed and perhaps evenmore importantly discusses the challenges and accomplishments of itsthree-year campaign.
The toolkit can be found here!
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