Check out these Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice opportunities coming up this spring and summer in the community.
Cultural Leadership High School Program
August 2022 – August 2023
Cultural Leadership’s High School Leadership Program is designed to educate students on social justice issues and then train them on how to serve as civic leaders and social justice change makers in their communities. “The best friend of oppression is silence,” our lead facilitator always says. So we talk about it! Then do things about it. We learn history, visit historical sites, and meet change agents who pass us the torch — we stand on the shoulders of giants to keep fighting for justice today. Cultural Leadership is training the next generation of civil rights activists, or – as we fondly call them – “troublemakers of the best kind!” Cultural Leadership students participate in an intensive year of over 420 hours of programming that goes from August to August. These programs include cultural activities, public speaking, leadership training, travel, and facilitated workshops on issues of injustice. Through these activities, students engage in their own and each other’s histories, religions, and cultures. They learn to see how systems of oppression have been constructed and function, and then are supported in taking action to bring awareness to and address these issues in their communities.
For more information about the program, click here.
Camp Cultural Leadership
Experience. Lead. Change. Camp Cultural Leadership is a condensed, age appropriate version of their award-winning high school program. The camp program increases cultural awareness through hands-on activities, develops leadership skills, and fosters a passion for social justice. During the camp session, students will take an overnight trip designed to complement the camp curriculum. During this trip, campers will visit people and places relevant to social justice and democracy. Camp Cultural Leadership is a perfect opportunity for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders who want a glimpse of the High School Program’s curriculum. In fact, 40% of Camp Cultural Leadership participants go on to be part of the prestigious high school program! The 2022 Camp session will take place July 11–23 at Brittany Woods Middle School in University City from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday and will culminate in a Changemaker Immersion Weekend in Memphis, TN!
For more information about the camp, click here.