July 25, 2008
Next Friday, REEP will host our Twelfth Annual Environmental Justice Youth Summit. Mishon Brown, REEP Organizer and Youth Summit Coordinator, is expecting one of the best turnouts ever. Themed "Resolution for Conflict and Drama in the Heart of the City," this gathering focuses on positive change and aims to connect young people with campaigns on issues affecting youth.
The summit will include workshops as well as spoken word, dance and music. Workshops will continue building dialogue among youth, covering topics such as violence, money, stereotypes, teen relationships and green jobs. Browne hopes that the conversations "will get people to open up and realize what is going on."
Browne encourages everyone to attend. "It’s a chance to chill with friends and there will be plenty of entertainment and food. Most importantly, it’s a chance to speak up about issues you feel strongly about and wouldn’t get the opportunity to talk about otherwise."
The Youth Summit will be held on August 1 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street in Roxbury from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Mishon Browne at (617) 442-3343 x234.