Youth Power Summit 2013

We are a generation of solutionaries–visionaries, organizers, artists, thinkers, rabble-rousers and regular folks–who are tapping our collective power to create a just and sustainable future that works for everyone. Our generation, the Millennials, is the largest American generation since the baby boomers. And globally, half the world’s population is under 25. We’ve got the numbers, and we’ve got the power to change the world.

That’s why we’re using our power to organize a 2-day summit in Ithaca, NY where we’ll┬ábring together folks from across the region and around NY State to say–our future is here, and we’re not waiting for change. Check out our mission statement, drafted with the input of 30+ young leaders (high school students, college students, non-student youth, and adult allies) from Tompkins and Cortland Counties, NY:

The Youth Power Summit 2013 is a youth-led project to create a space where young people, students, community members, faculty, and community business leaders will converge to explore the intersectionality of economic, social, and climate justice issues and develop the tools, organizing strategies, and collective frameworks to actively pursue a vision for a just, sustainable, and prosperous community.

We believe that realizing this vision demands genuine systematic transformation that puts freedom from discrimination and equal access to decision making at the center of equitable and resilient social, economic, and cultural institutions. At the Youth Power Summit, we’re investigating the strategies we need to build this vision in practice through open dialogue, cultivating new connections in our community, and empowering young people to reframe the conversation around climate change so that climate justice is one strategy among many that seek broader and deeper justice in the creation of a sustainable and peaceful world.

Get signed up for the summit here, on our registration page.

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