Teachers Workshop on Youth Activism through SNCC

January 31, 2009 Leave a Comment

Register now for an upcoming workshop for educators entitled “Teaching Youth Activism through the History of SNCC" co-sponsored by Teachers for Social Justice and the Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council. The workshop will examine youth activism through the history of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). By using stategies such as sit-ins and boycotts and launching campaigns like Freedom Rides and Freedom Summer, SNCC was a model for youth-led social change and one of the major organizational players in the Modern Civil Rights Movement.

Saturday, February 6, 10am-4pm
Thursday, February 11, 9am-3pm
Saturday, March 6, 10am-4pm 

Download Teaching Youth Activism – Flyer

Download Teaching Youth Activism – Registration Form
Pay registration fee on CFS' website: http://chicagofreedomschool.org/initiatives/education 

This workshop will explore SNCC's history and changing philosophies and offer innovative strategies for how this can be shared in the classroom and applied to plans for youth activism today. Educators can attend one of three sessions:

Chicago Freedom School and the  Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media also present a Film Screening of "February One". Join us for the film followed by a community dialogue on Monday, February 1, 2010, 5 - 8 pm at Film Row, 1104 S. Wabash.  In partnership with the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media.  In solidarity with the Chicago SNCC History Project, Teachers for Social Justice and the IHC Public Square.


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