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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 8:30 AM MST
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM MST

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The Linen Building 
1402 West Grove Street
Boise, ID 83702

Driving Directions 


Yara Slaton 
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence 

Five Core Elements of Youth Organizing 

Creating Communities Where Everyone is Valued,
Everyone is Safe, and Everyone Can Thrive

 This two-day workshop is designed to build the participants skills and knowledge on each of the five elements through small group work and experiential learning activities to actively involve participants and draw on their experiences and knowledge.
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Wednesday, February 20th – 8:30 – 5:00

8:30                             Welcome and Touchstone Practices

9:00 - 10:30                 Element One:  Youth and Multi-generational Base-Building to Connect Power Across Rural Communities

  • Overview of Youth Organizing in the Prevention and Response to Teen Dating Violence/Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault Connected to Multiple, Systemic Oppressions
  • Youth Leadership Continuum
  • Connecting Across Underserved and Marginalized Youth in Rural Communities

10:30 – 10:45              Break

10:45 – 12:00              Element Two: Transformative Youth Leadership by Cultivating Inner Wisdom, Generative Power, and Skills

  • Cultivating and Honoring Youth Inner Wisdom and the Power of Multi-generational Leadership Practices
  • Building Generative Power on the Prevention and response to gender violence – teen dating violence/relationship abuse, sexual assault, stalking - connected to multiple, systemic oppressions
  • Skill Building – public speaking, facilitation, and more!

12:00 – 1:00                Lunch on your own

1:00 – 3:00                  Element Three: Collective Practices to Nurture Youth Wholeness, Healing, and Resilience

  • Supporting youth from underserved and/or marginalized communities
  • Integrating activities into youth spaces to promote wholeness, healing, and resilience

3:00 – 3:15                  Break

3:15 – 5:00                  Integrating Youth Base-Building, Transformative Leadership, and Collective Practices into Your Organization  

Thursday, February 21st  – 8:30 – 3:00

8:30 – 9:00                  Welcome and Physical Practice                    

9:00 – 10:30                Element Four: Transformative Campaigns

  • Awareness Events – arts-based, story-based, and writing events   
  • Workshops and Camps

10:30 – 10:45              Break

10:45 – 12:00              Element Four: Transformative Campaigns continued

  • Awareness Events – arts-based, story based, etc. 
  • Social norms change campaigns - We Choose All of Us

12:00 – 1:00                Lunch on your own

1:00 – 3:00                  Element Five: Movements to End Gender Violence Rooted in Our Interdependence Across Communities and Issues



This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K019 awarded by the Office on Violence Against

Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendation

expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect

the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women