Join: Johnny L., Grace P. Isabelle S, Gabrielle M., and Cathy Z.
The first Peace Week 2015 Team meeting will be Wednesday, May, 20 at 3:30 @ the Wing. Facilitator: Johnny L'17
Walter Mosley's Food for thought
I cannot be free while my neighbor is wearing chains.
I cannot know happiness while others are forced to live in despair.
I cannot know health if plague and famine thrive outside my door.
I cannot expect to know peace if war rides forward under my flag and with my consent
FROM "I" TO
Youth LEAD OKC is a cultural competency and service-learning youth board
REFLECT, CONNECT, ACT
LEAD stands for Leaders Engaging Across Differences. During meetings, teens develop 21 Century Skills and collaborate across differences to develop service-learning experiences, addressing real community needs, of youth voice and choice.
The School Year 2014-2015 was Youth LEAD OKC's first year of full operations. The idea of a cultural competency, service-learning teen board came from Youth LEAD ONLINE Sharon. The seed was planted in the fall of 2012 by a member of the Casady School freshman class, Sidney J'15 after a TIDE Conference. The idea was embraced by founding teen members, Sam K'15 from Heritage Hall High School, Dane N'15 from Douglas High School and Sirenee K'16 Edmond Santa Fe/Mercy School Institute in collaboration with the YMCA Youth Initiatives Program, Casady Service-Learning Program, Respect Diversity Foundation, and CAIR/Interfaith Alliance OKC-Mercy School Institute.
Youth LEAD OKC (YLOKC) meets on Sundays _first Sunday, unless noted_from 1:30-3:30 pm at rotating locations of participating high schools and partner organization headquarters. In the school year 2014-2015 10 schools participated.
The planning teen team meets one hour earlier and stays 30 minutes after for debriefing and to set up the next month's agenda. In 2014-2015 there was also an overnight training at Camp Fire USA led by a consultant from Sharon, Massachusetts. There is an annual fee, but there is also a YMCA-YLOKC scholarship fund. The fee covers the YLOKC T-shirt and meeting operating expenses.
Youth LEAD OKC is seeking new members for the school year 2015-2016. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 405-520-1325 if interested.
Agenda for June Meeting
When? June 7, 1:30-5:00
Planning team meets at 1:00
Where? Mercy School Institute
1:30-1:55 TBA by planning team
2:00-5:00 Ushering "The Other Sun" Screening, viewing the film and participating in the guided discussion after the screening.
Skill: Dialog versus debate. Deep listening and types of questions
Invitation from RDF: Teen ushers wanted for Jewish/Muslim Films Institute
Respect Diversity Foundation needs teens to usher at 4 screenings of Muslim/Jewish movies. The dates for the four events (screenings and discussions) are on Sundays: March 22 (Arranged), June 7 (The Other Son), August 9 (Free Men), November 15 (Of Many). The time for these events is 2-5 pm. The films will be shown on a rotating basis at the Temple, Mosque and Synagogue. Contact Joan Korenblit @ email@example.com if interested in ushering.
The mission of the Jewish/Muslim Film Institue is to bring diverse groups together to share films that will inspire dialogue and help Jews, Muslims and everyone realize that we are more alike than different. Guests are invited to enjoy the film and stay for a dialought forum and refreshments
June 7th, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM @ Mercy School Institute "The Other Son"
August 9th, 2:00-5:00 PM "Free Men" @ TBA
November 15th, 2:00-5:00 PM "Of Many" @ TBA
March film: "Arranged"
Sponsors Partners for the Jewish/Muslim Film Institute include: Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Oklahoma Dialogue Institute Oklahoma City Emanuel Synagogue Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC) Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice (OCCJ) Oklahoma City University Film Institute Oklahoma Conference of Churches (OCC) Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City (JFED-OKC) Respect Diversity Foundation (RDF) The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma (TIA-OK) Temple B’nai Israel United Nations Association Oklahoma City (UNA-OKC)