Underground Scholars: Empowering the Future Workshop (10/22 @ 5:30pm PT)

Liz Atkins-Pattenson

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Event Location

2600 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States

Event Date/Time:

  1. Thursday, October 22, 2020
    5:30pm — 6:30pm

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Underground Scholars: Empowering the Future Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 22nd from 5:30-6:30pm

Join the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland’s annual Week Without Violence Campaign and the UC Berkeley Underground Scholars on Thurs Oct. 22nd from 10-11am & 5:30-6:30pm for Empowering Our Future, a virtual, interactive workshop about meeting our youth where they are, and acknowledging the violence that they experience every day. The Underground Scholars believe it benefits our community to empower, invest in, and support our youth who are leading the way for generations to come. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3dkmIyk.

This workshop will offer:
– Skills for connecting with youth
– Skills for how to talk to youth
– Skills for acknowledging youth
– Skills for honoring traumatic experiences
– Skills for transforming trauma into victory

Research suggests that a string indicator of success for juvenile and high-risk youth is the positive expectations their communities have for them. So, before we change how our youth think about themselves, we must change the way we are looking at them.

Workshop Facilitator: Shani Shay, Underground Scholar and College Preparedness Workshop Facilitator at Mt. Mckinley court school and Berkeley Youth Alternatives.

The Underground Scholars is a community organization led by students directly impacted by the Prison Industrial Complex who are working to shift the School-to-Prison pipeline to a Prison-to-School Pipeline, using higher education as an alternative to incarceration.

To learn more about Week Without Violence & RSVP for our full lineup of events, visit www.ywca-berkeley.org/week-without-violence/.

Week Without Violence is a global movement with YWCAs across the country and the world to end violence against women and girls*, and communities of color. We know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally, and that some survivors and communities go unrecognized altogether.

At the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland, our Week Without Violence campaign works to raise awareness about community-based transformative justice initiatives working to transform harm and end colonial, systemic, institutional, intimate partner violence and all forms of violence that disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, girls, women and TGNC people of color. We will be uplifting the work of local organizations working on the frontlines for housing, immigrant and transformative justice & collective liberation. Together, we are committed to building a world without violence, where our communities are healthy, safe and free.

*Our use of “girls” and “women” is inclusive of all cis and trans women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender queer, and any female-identified folks.

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Liz Atkins-Pattenson

(510) 559-0969

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The YWCA would like to thank our sponsor