Rise Up For Humanity: Justice For the Forgotten is a youth and young adult mentoring movement that assists participants in their life long journey in developing their characters, goals and raising their awareness on social and environment justice issues while studying and discussing the significance of history and culture.
On April 29, 2016 RISE UP for Humanity: Justice for the Forgotten we presented the 1st Annual Rise UP youth conference, 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 will be empowered and provided support to create human relations change efforts through art projects within their schools and communities.
The objective of the conference is for students to return back to their schools or communities and develop and create a human relations project with their teachers or mentors that will be shared through an art form. Some of the subject areas that students can choose from for their project can range from: homelessness, history, prisons, poverty, sexisms, racism, homophobia, diet, trauma, healing, etc. within the conference theme in mind, "Justice for the Forgotten".
RISE UP hosted 200 students from all over LA County and will have over 20 workshops to choose from that day that will be facilitated by professionals and experts in their fields. Their final session will be an art based workshop where they will be guided to utilize an artistic tool such as photography, song writing, poems, writing, murals, gardening, cooking, or theatre to present a human relations change effort in their school or community on a social justice or human relations issue. The youth will be mentored and supported by our agency in manifesting their efforts.
Guest 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.
Brought to you by the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission. Creator and Director•Mr. Fidel Rodriguez
For more information and to join the RISE UP for Humanity movement email: firstname.lastname@example.org