DC Public Library's "Know Your Power Summit: Creativity for Community Change" Empowers Teens for Civic Engagement and Social Justice
The DC Public Library is set to host an empowering event designed to unite and inspire youth in the city. The "Know Your Power Summit: Creativity for Community Change" aims to equip teenagers with the tools, knowledge, and inspiration necessary to make a lasting impact on their communities.
Scheduled for Saturday, June 3, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, the summit will transform the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library into a hub of activism and social justice discussions. By focusing on creativity as a means for community change, the event provides a unique approach to engaging teens in civic participation.
Guest speakers Tracie Ching and Jason Reynolds will share their invaluable insights and experiences at the summit. Ching, a respected writer, educator, and activist, will delve into her journey of challenging societal norms and the role of creativity in effecting positive change. Reynolds, a celebrated poet, author, and educator known for connecting with young readers, will explore the transformative potential of civic engagement and share personal anecdotes to inspire attendees.
In addition to thought-provoking discussions, the summit offers engaging workshops led by Words, Beats, and Life, a renowned non-profit organization, and the DC Public Library's Teen Council. Through these workshops, participants will gain practical skills in art, music, and activism, empowering them to express their voices and create tangible impact.
Each teen participant will receive a complimentary copy of "Miles Morales: Suspended" by Jason Reynolds, courtesy of the DC Public Library Foundation. This captivating novel reminds individuals of their potential to become heroes, regardless of their background or circumstances.
The "Know Your Power Summit: Creativity for Community Change" aims to foster a supportive network among attendees, encouraging collaboration and amplifying the collective voice of young changemakers. By providing a platform for connection and inspiration, the summit sets the stage for teens to make a positive impact in their communities.
Registration for the summit is now open, and interested participants can secure their spot online at https://dclibrary.libnet.info/event/8503393. Early registration is encouraged due to limited availability.