Step Up Step Back: Youth As Leaders in Organizing

Talia Floyd, Jadzia Floyd, Geri Lynn Peak
Saturday, 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm -- Sellinger 221

As a young person who has lived the difference between “fix a nigga” programs and actively participating in my own liberation I hope to share with other young people how to become leaders with agency instead of tokens. I also hope to help adults hold the space for leaders to develop and find their strength. We will look at several practical strategies for gaining power and presence in spaces where youth are not treated with seriousness. We will also help adults identify and implement strategies to prevent problematic behavior in themselves and other adults.