Rise Up For Humanity: Justice For the Forgotten is a youth and young adult mentoring conference that assists and engages participants in their life long journey in developing their character, goals and raising their awareness about social and environment justice issues in discussions about the significance of history. culture and decolonizing the mind.
RISE UP for Humanity: Justice for the Forgotten was created to raise consciousness and build a progressive youth network in LA County. Through engaging workshops that focus on social justice issues and practical and artistic solutions, youth are empowered and mentored and provided with support to create human relations change efforts in their schools and communities.
The objective of the conference is for students to return back to their schools or communities and develop and create social justice projects around current issues with their teachers or mentors. Some of the subject areas that students can choose from for their project can range from: climate change, xenophobia, homelessness, history, prisons, poverty, fascism, sexisms, racism, homophobia, diet, trauma, healing, colonization, genocide, etc. within the conference theme in mind, "Justice for the Forgotten".
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. 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, Professor Najeeba Syeed, janaya khan (Blackd Lives Matter), Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, , Temryss Lane, JoAnna Harper, Dr. Loni Cupchoyand Margaret Prescod.
Brought to you by the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission. Created and produced • Mr. Fidel Rodriguez
For more information and to join the RISE UP for Humanity movement email: firstname.lastname@example.org