Summer Youth Programs at AAANY
The Youth Racial Justice Program
Are you passionate about social justice & human rights? Want to learn how you can become involved in your community and advocate for their most pressing issues and needs? Join our Youth Racial Justice Program today! The program will address the pressing social issues of today such as indigenous, women’s rights, and more through various workshops. The curriculum works to get youth thinking critically about these issues and how to engage the community in bringing about further awareness surrounding them. Youth will get the chance to discuss their own experiences and these pressing issues at hand in safe spaces. By the end of the program, students will also get the chance to organize split themselves up into committees where they will get the chance to take action on matters most important to them. The Youth Racial Justice Program will be held every Monday and Thursday from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Arab American Association of New York (7111 5th Avenue).
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Brooklynat: A Young Women's Leadership Program
This particular program establishes a weekly discussion circle where young women ages 15-25 can discuss issues that are specifically relevant to our community. Conversations would stem out of discussions on identity, how to recognize systems of the patriarchy working within our cultures and communities and how to sensitively combat them. These conversations can happen by bringing in facilitators to provide a safe space to discuss the topic at hand, or through visual presentations and film discussions. We choose women mentors in our community who have studied or are activists around women's issues. This program will ultimately provide space for young women to share their own experiences and use the group as a safe space to confide in peers, ask for advice, and find support in one another. Brooklynat will be held every Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Arab American Association of New York (7111 5th Avenue).