Preferred Age Range: Incoming Freshmen through Seniors. Young and older students will still be considered based on maturity and quality of application.
Time Frame: June 10th, 2019 - July 18th, 2019. We will host trainings on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of each week from 11 am to 4 pm.
Locations of trainings will very. Our office located at 2201 N Dr Martin Luther King Dr* Location of trainings will be given upon acceptance * Students who successfully complete our Social Justice Institute will receive afinancial stipend* Lunch or snacks will will be provided* Field trips will require a permission slip, and that will be provided to parents/guardians. Transportation will be provided for those field trips.
Guided by four key umbrella areas, LIT will develop and enrich the next wave of social, civic, and political leaders of Wisconsin. Intersecting Anti-Oppression Work: "It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains." - Assata Shakur. In following Assata's words, young people will work towards losing the chains, and truly loving each other in a supportive community of accountability and equity. Civic Engagement: Young people engaging other young people and their community year-round to increase voter registration, voter turnout, and civic awareness for our communities. Political Education: Young people will explore the history of political movements, understand current political debates, and conduct an autopsy the historical contexts of today's political climate. Community Organizing: At the heart of our program is understanding the basics of community organizing. Young people will get firsthand knowledge and application of organizing basics and advanced organizing skills.