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Youth CAN! Agenda
9:30 Sign-in opens
10:00 Open keynote
11:05 Workshop #1
12:50 Workshop #2
1:40 Large Group Workshop
3:45 Workshop #3
5:15-6:15 Open Space and Art
Youth CAN make a difference.
Youth CAN shape the future.
Youth CAN be the change.
Youth CAN find climate change solutions.
Youth CAN take action on racial justice.
Youth CAN organize!
November 8th, 2014 at El Colegio High School, 4137 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis 55407
Registration is at 9:30AM, event begins at 10AM-7PM
Youth CAN! is a one-day event for and by high school area youth. This is an opportunity to students to learn from peers and other local leaders about climate change solutions, climate justice, and the many other social justice issues that intersect with climate change.
Building a Convergence:
Discovering the Power of Action with Other Youth
Systemic Change Strategies
Community Control of Clean Energy Systems
Climate Change 101
Working for Climate Justice in Faith Communities
Racism and White Privilege
Polar Exploration with Will Steger
Kim Wasserman, who just won the Goldman Prize, will be our first keynote speaker. She is a very amazing community organizer and helped shut down two coal plants in Chicago, Illinois.
For more about her:
Alondra Cano, a member of the Minneapolis City Council and a community organizer, will also be speaking at Youth CAN! She has worked for student and immigrant rights, improving governmental accountability, and environmental justice.
For more about her:
Diverse Student Community
students from all over the Twin Cities (over a dozen already!)
South High School
St. Paul Central
Hopkins High School
Perpich Arts High School
DeLaSalle High School
Harding High School
and many more!
Lunch will be free!
We will be having sandwiches from Valley Natural Foods in Burnsville. Many of them will be vegetarian, and there will also be fruits and vegetables available.
Youth CAN! is hosted by youth organizations from around the Twin Cities including: YEA!MN, a program of the Will Steger Foundation, El Colegio, and Spark-Y.
Have any further questions/comments? Contact the Will Steger Foundation 651-278-7147 or
Want to involve your organization?
Sign up to lead a workshop or table at lunch! Fill out the forms here: