If you thought the rally was fun…

…Then you absolutely, positively, must attend the YOUTH ACTIVISM SUMMIT this weekend – April 30-May 1st.


Join us for the 2016 Youth Activism Summit April 30-May 1st

Montpelier High School

Come to workshops, create art together, have fun, meet other awesome young folks, and sharpen your understanding of how your talents can make change in the world! The Youth Activism Summit will take place as part of the Vermont People’s Convention/Just Transition Assembly.  The People’s Convention will feature a broad diversity of grassroots groups working for social and environmental justice. The Youth Activism Summit and the People’s Convention will work together to offer participants rich opportunities to collaborate with one another and build a more abundant intergenerational movement for justice!


We’re looking forward to workshops on: Racial Justice, Sustainability, Direct Action, Archery, Climate Justice, Gender and Sexuality, Bike Mechanics, Poetry, Silk Screening, Healing arts space and lots more!  We’re also pumped for a night time variety show, bring your acts! (see an overview of the program below)


We are dedicated to providing a safe and exciting environment in which youth from all over Vermont can explore issues and topics important to them, and share tools and skills of EMPOWERMENT and SELF DETERMINATION!! As such, we are committed to making this event as accessible as possible so there is no registration fee and the High School is handicap accessible. Please do not wear scented products as it can make people sick. Please let us know if you have other specific accessibility needs or general questions: youthactivism2016@gmail.com.


Outline of the Weekend’s events


8:30 AM-9:00 AM Registration Main Lobby
8:30 AM-

9:00 AM

Breakfast Cafeteria
9:00 AM-

10:00 AM

YAS Welcome Gathering Total Liberation Center
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Opening Assembly Auditorium
10:30AM- 8PM Self-care and healing space:

massages, herbal remedies, haircuts, tarot reading, facials, yoga, meditation and more (ongoing creative activities through out the day)



Healing Powers


10:45 AM-

12:15 PM

Workshop Block:

Queer and Trans 101!

(Gender and Sexuality)


Visions to Reality

(Racial Justice)   


Storytelling to Make Social Change

(Change Maker)


Rainbow Unicorn



District 13




12:15PM- 12:30 PM


BREAK get some fresh air, make friends, visit the Healing Powers space, take a rest, refuel, use the bathroom ….

1:30 PM

LUNCH Cafeteria

3:10 PM

Workshop Block:

Instinctive Archery (DIY)


Art for Revolution (DIY)


White Anti-Racist Action

(Racial Justice)   


The Goodie Machine: A Roleplay About Poverty and Wealth

 (Change Maker)


Gym or Outside




District 13



Rainbow Unicorn

3:20 PM – 4:50 PM


Workshop Block:

Climate Justice and Direct Action (Global Justice)


Best of Solidarity School

(Change Maker)


Bike Maintenance Basics   (DIY)





Rainbow Unicorn



District 13

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM YAS Whole Group Gathering Total Liberation Center
6:00 PM- 6:30PM BREAK get some fresh air, make friends, visit the Healing Powers space, take a rest, refuel, use the bathroom ….
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner Cafeteria (with additional seating outside or in the Gymnasium)
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM YAS Variety Show

followed by musical performances by: Perigee Vellum and ATVT




9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Breakfast and YAS Whole Group Gathering Total Liberation Center
10:40 AM –

12:10 PM


Should your chocolate, sports ball, and clothes be Fair Trade? (Global Justice)


Humans as a Keystone Species:

Permaculture and ‘Participatory Ecology’                                  (DIY)


The Full Me (Gender and Sexuality)


District 13





Rainbow Unicorn

12:20 PM –

1:20 PM

Lunch Gymnasium (with additional seating outside)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Group photo and May Day March Front of building by Main Lobby


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