RISE UP for Humanity: Justice for the Forgotten is a yearly youth leadership conference created to raise consciousness around social justice and build a progressive youth network in LA County. Participants are engaged in empowering social justice and human relations workshops and provided with support to create human relations change efforts in their schools after the conference.
Each year Rise Up hosts over 200 youth and 50 adults from over 20 high schools in Los Angeles County that participated in 3 sessions with over 21 workshops during the course of the day that are facilitated by professionals and experts in their fields. The conference objective is for students to return back to their schools and develop a social justice project with their teachers and mentors. Some of the subject areas that students may focus can range from: poverty, racism, sexism, climate change, xenophobia, homophobia, prisons, trauma, bullying, Indigenous rights, to name few.
Past Speakers: Immortal Technique, Poet and Teaching Artist Mayda Del Valle, 2014-15 Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, Mike de La Rocha•CEO Revolve Impact, and Jasmine Abdullah•Black Lives Matter, Get Lit Poets, Najeeba Syeed J.D., janaya khan (Black Lives Matter), Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, Temryss Lane M.A., JoAnna Harper, Dr. Loni Cupchoy, Margaret Prescod and the Rhythm Arts Alliance.
Rise Up For Humanity has been made possible with the support of the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission, Produced • Mr. Fidel Rodriguez. For more information and to join the RISE UP for Humanity movement email: email@example.com