Please include in your next calendar of events.
Here’s an email version of the flyer for the annual Youth Activism Gathering.
If you are a young person, we hope you will come and bring friends. If you are an older person, we hope you will pass this along to those in their teens and early 20’s who might want to come.
Apologies if you receive this more than once.
for youth to come together, organize, & share ideas. Meet people from around the state; have a voice in our communities; share skills and information to empower ourselves.
April 18-20, 2009
Route 117, Turner Center
Call or email for directions (and they will be sent to those who register). The Turner Grange is on Route 117 in Turner Center, near Leavitt High School and across from Kids Camp, about a mile east of Route 4
**To register and for more information, see us online at MaineYAG.wordpress.com or email MaineYAG@gmail.com or call Ariel at 774-9979.** You can also mail a registration and check (payable to ROSC) to ROSC, 161 Stovepipe Alley, Monroe, ME 04951.
A note about money: In order to keep the YAG going each year, we ask for $5-10/day. But, if you can’t pay that much or anything at all, you’re still welcome to come, ’cause we want everyone to come who wants to.
You can also register when you arrive at the gathering, but if we know you are coming, it helps us to figure out how many are coming, how much food to get, who can rideshare with others, etc.
(See below for registration form)
Come to workshops & discussions on lots of issues. Past workshop topics have included:
*DIY Health and Reproductive Health
*Know Your Rights
And much more……….
Everyone is encouraged to bring their own ideas for workshops or discussions.
#DIY "open mic" music and entertainment
#Cabaret Show probably on Sunday evening
#Icebreakers and time to hang out and meet activist youth from around Maine
All meals and lodging will be provided.
What is the Youth Activism Gathering?
The YAG is an annual event in which youth from all over the state (and sometimes fromother parts of the country as well) converge to share ideas, explore issues and methods to resolve them, and spread knowledge. It’s also a lot of fun!! The YAG is a great way to meet and connect with youth from many different backgrounds and areas and form new connections.
Who is the Youth Activism Gathering for?
We welcome people of all ages. People at previous gatherings have been mostly people in their teens, with others in their twenties and a few olders attending too.
The gathering is on a weekend in the hopes that more people who are busy during the week can make it.
Diversity of opinions and backgrounds is welcome! Come with an open mind to share ideas and meet great people.
The Gathering is a place to learn and teach about activism and organizing! And have fun!
This is an open, participatory gathering–we¹d love to have you lead a workshop.
*Arrive anytime after 10 AM on Saturday, April 18. Circle up at noon. Gathering ends at 3 PM on Monday, April 20.
*All meals are provided and are vegetarian/vegan.
YOU SHOULD BRING:
#Sleeping bag or warm blankets, pillows, sleeping pad, a tent (if you want more sleeping privacy, tenting will be available next to the Grange, since we’ll be sleeping at the Grange)
#Flashlight, friends, earplugs, towel
#Warm clothes, 2 pairs of shoes/socks in case one gets wet
#Zines, instruments, games, poems, art stuff, flyers, stories, blank t-shirt for silkscreening, things for the open mic, and anything else you want to share
REGISTRATION FORM (return by email to MaineYAG@gmail.com)
Return this form by April 14 if possible.
Registration at the door as space permits (we should have room for you).
Organization (if any):____________________________
____ Enclosed is $5-10 per day or $20 for all three days OR whatever you can afford (You can pay at the door, too.)
____ Sign me up but waive the fee (We want you to come regardless of financial resources)
____ I want to organize a workshop or discussion on______________________________
____ I need a ride, please call me. (We¹ll help you to get a ride there and back.)
____I can offer a ride, please call me.
____I need childcare or something else_________________________
____I have food needs (Please specify):
Make checks payable to ROSC and mail to:
Youth Activism Gathering
161 Stovepipe Alley
Monroe, ME 04951
OR email to MaineYAG@gmail.com.
*Turner Grange is a drug- and alcohol-free space*
When youth get together, there is ENERGY, there is CREATIVITY, there is INSPIRATION, and there is POWER.