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Teen Cultural Engagement Project - Civic Engagement

Presented by Martin Library at Martin Library, York PA

Oct 18 2023
Teen Cultural Engagement Project - Civic Engagement

Value Ophelia Chambliss

Martin Library and the Confronting Racism Coalition presents a series of workshops encouraging Teens to share their voices through the arts.

Ophelia M. Chambliss –  Affirmation Messages

The workshop will give teens the opportunity to utilize a tangible public forum to speak to social justice, their perspectives and their values today. Teens will work through what is important to them, what message they would want to convey, to make their world, state, city, county, or neighborhood a better place, discuss concepts and then create cardboard signs that convey messages and demonstrate their views.

If possible, teens will take the messages to the streets and create a photo display of them conveying IRL, in real life.

Vision – What you see and what you want to see, who you represent

Voice – What you want to say and need to say, in spaces you need to be heard

Value – What is important and an awareness of what is around you

The Confronting Racism Coalition is proud to partner with Martin Library to provide a series focused on engaging teens in York County by utilizing advocacy through various mediums.

Our goal is to inspire youth across our community to be engaged and work for a stronger York. A local community leader will lead each topic; sessions will be capped at 20 participants per session. Based on what they learn, students will work on a project that will be on display to the public during a celebration on the evening of November 15 in Martin Library.

York County teens between the ages of 13 and 18 may register for one or more sessions at no cost, thanks to a grant from the York County Community Fund’s Racial Equity Fund. Each session will run from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Register at confrontingracism@gmail.com.


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159 east market st, York, PA 17401

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