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Rev Up Institute Spring 2017

Chicago Freedom School

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

Rev Up Institute Spring 2017

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Sliding Scale Option 1 May 18, 2017 $150.00 $0.00
Sliding Scale Option 2 May 18, 2017 $225.00 $0.00
Sliding Scale Option 3 May 18, 2017 $300.00 $0.00

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Young people are leading dynamic and important social change in schools and communities across the country. CFS offers a four-day training institute for youth organizers, teachers, and youth workers who are interested in exploring ideas and building strategies to incorporate social justice practices into their work. Rev Up features workshops led by some of the most innovative youth development organizations in Chicago and provides opportunities to build strong professional networks to support youth-led social change. 

Co-hosted with the UIC College of Education MEd in Youth Development Program

Participants will: 

  • Explore the role of identity as an essential component of youth leadership development
  • Develop holistic leadership development practices that empower youth to lead social change while addressing  social-emotional needs
  • Learn practical organizing and movement-building skills
  • Network with youth development professionals from across the nation

Workshop topics

  • The Role of Identity in Youth Leadership Development
  • Developing Anti-Oppression Practices
  • Understanding Adultism & Building Partnerships with Youth
  • Developing Issue-based Campaigns with Youth
  • Working with Youth with Disabilities
  • Working with LGBTQ Youth
  • Understanding Harm Reduction
  • Building practices for wellness and self-care

Enter code: REVUP10 by April 15, 2017 for a 10% discount

Want to inquire about a scholarship? Please contact Xavier MaatRa at xavier@chicagofreedomschool.org 

 

Have questions about Rev Up Institute Spring 2017? Contact Chicago Freedom School

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University of Illinois - Chicago
1040 W. Harrison
ETMSW Building
Chicago, IL 60607

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM (CDT)


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Chicago Freedom School

Founded in 2007, the mission of the Chicago Freedom School (CFS) is to create new generations of critical and independent thinking young people who use their unique experiences and power to create a just world. CFS provides training and education opportunities for youth and adult allies to develop leadership skills through the lens of civic action and through the study of the history of social movements and their leaders. Our vision is in the spirit of the original freedom schools in Mississippi in the 1960s, with CFS serving as a catalyst for young people across Chicago to discover their own power to make change – not only for themselves, but also for their communities and the world. 

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