The 2014 DC Human Rights Learning and Advocacy Summit brings together ten young people from the AFSC-DC Human Rights Learning Project and AFSC South Region youth programs. These young participants were selected by their program directors to attend the summit in Washington D.C. during the summer of 2014 to become trained in human rights. During this summer's Summit they will bring about meaningful social change by learning how to effectively advocate before their elected officials at the local level, in Congress, at City Council (for D.C. youth), and at the international level (U.N.).
The objectives of this program are to introduce the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a vehicle to address basic issues of conflict and of economic and social injustice, to increase knowledge about human rights, to interact with other AFSC youth from around the country and to become trained in effective advocacy techniques.
At AFSC it is our hope that, at the Summit's close, at least 80% of youth participants show increased knowledge of human rights, and increased ability to implement their new advocacy skills. The Summit prepares all participants to develop advocacy techniques within their local chapters.
Please be in contact with any questions about the 2014 Youth Human Rights Summit, or with any interest in assisting!
Jean-Louis & Kiely
1822 R St. NW, Washington D.C. 20009