Come learn how to make change.  Come get inspired.  Come meet your allies.

 

Held on Martin Luther King Day, the summit is a free and interactive training for young people who want to create a just and sustainable future. 


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Speakers

Chiara Rose has dedicated her life to assuring the health and potential of The Salish Sea Bio-region. She has authored articles, developed working groups and clubs, marched, petitioned, organized, worked on political campaigns, made banners, climbed a tree, locked down to an anchor and participated in sit-ins, fasted, spoke before legislature, written and sang environmentally empowered songs, inspired youth and supported major restoration efforts. After graduating from college she was called by an elder to join the Dakota Access Pipeline fight and arrived just in time to support the first thirty days of water protection of the Missouri River. Instead of trying to create and impose change she has instead shown up in more attentive and mindful way, a practice she calls "spirit-led" activism. 

Chiara Rose has dedicated her life to assuring the health and potential of The Salish Sea Bio-region. She has authored articles, developed working groups and clubs, marched, petitioned, organized, worked on political campaigns, made banners, climbed a tree, locked down to an anchor and participated in sit-ins, fasted, spoke before legislature, written and sang environmentally empowered songs, inspired youth and supported major restoration efforts. After graduating from college she was called by an elder to join the Dakota Access Pipeline fight and arrived just in time to support the first thirty days of water protection of the Missouri River. Instead of trying to create and impose change she has instead shown up in more attentive and mindful way, a practice she calls "spirit-led" activism. 

Ava Holmes has been an advocate for a sustainable future since before conception — her mother a direct action activist and her father a hard core lifestyle environmentalist and primitive educator. Since 14, Ava has been speaking at “green future” summits such as POWERSHIFT and organizing events for environmental causes including anti-fracking efforts, rainforest preservation, and now elephant conservation. Ava now travels half of the year for many forms of activism – directly through public action, and indirectly by planning awareness and fundraisers for various campaigns. In the other half of the year, she focuses on strategies and planning and fundraising around the conservation of elephants from her primary home base Seattle, WA.  She is associated with POWERSHIFT Annual Summit, Hoja Nueva, Frack-Action, and African Wildlife Foundation. Ava’s speech will include three key notes: MAKE IT MATTER – talk to the ear that is listening, BE CREATIVE – find always another way & remember everything is linked somehow EVEN 1% YES is 100% GO – don’t say no to yourself first. THANK YOU! Hojanueva.org Avajholmes.com   More speakers coming soon...

Ava Holmes has been an advocate for a sustainable future since before conception — her mother a direct action activist and her father a hard core lifestyle environmentalist and primitive educator. Since 14, Ava has been speaking at “green future” summits such as POWERSHIFT and organizing events for environmental causes including anti-fracking efforts, rainforest preservation, and now elephant conservation. Ava now travels half of the year for many forms of activism – directly through public action, and indirectly by planning awareness and fundraisers for various campaigns. In the other half of the year, she focuses on strategies and planning and fundraising around the conservation of elephants from her primary home base Seattle, WA.  She is associated with POWERSHIFT Annual Summit, Hoja Nueva, Frack-Action, and African Wildlife Foundation.

Ava’s speech will include three key notes: MAKE IT MATTER – talk to the ear that is listening, BE CREATIVE – find always another way & remember everything is linked somehow EVEN 1% YES is 100% GO – don’t say no to yourself first.

THANK YOU! Hojanueva.org Avajholmes.com

 

More speakers coming soon...


Logistics

Date: March, 2017 (exact date TBD)

Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm

Location: Edmonds Heights K-12 School (map below)

Food: Light snacks will be provided.  Please bring your own lunch or plan on purchasing a lunch nearby.  Nearby food options include PCC Natural Market, Herfy's Burger, Yummy Teriyaki & Sushi, and Pagliacci Pizza.  (see map)

Parking: Yes, free

Public Transportation: From downtown Seattle, take the E Line north to the intersection of Aurora and N. 200th St.  Then take the 130 bus north to the school. Approximate ride time from downtown is 1 hour and 15 minutes.  

Contact:  Mary Joyce (mary @ dobiggood . com) 


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this event happening?

  • Now, more than ever, we need youth to be a powerful force in our society. 
  • This means that they are clear about the world they want to create and clear about how to make it happen.

Who is organizing it?

  • Mary Joyce, founder of Do Big Good, is a social change strategist who has spent over a decade training activists around the world.

Who should attend?

  • People 13-29
  • Who care about social justice, social change, and the environment
  • Who want to make a difference in the world
  • Who want to find out how to do it
  • Who want to meet other people who also want to change the world

What will I get from the event?

  • An understanding of the basics of activism strategy
  • A clearer vision for the world you want to create
  • Awareness of the work you want to do to build that better future
  • A set of next steps you will take to make that vision happen
  • People who will support you in creating that vision

What can I expect at the event?

  • Lots of interactive activities
  • Lots of opportunities to support others in achieving their goals
  • Lots of new ideas
  • Fast-paced
  • Interactive
  • Inspiration

What if I am a grown-up?

  • Adults are needed as volunteers, mentors, and assistant facilitators.
  • If you would like to serve in the capacity, please contact Mary.

AGENDA

10:00am - 11:00am: Registration

11:00am - 11:30am: Welcome Keynote

11:30am - 12:30pm: My Vision (clearly see the future you want to live in)

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch (please bring your lunch) 

1:30pm - 2:30pm: My Project (select the work you'll do to achieve that vision)

2:30pm - 3:15pm: My Call to Action (identify immediate next steps that you'll need support to accomplish)

3:15pm - 3:30pm: Break

3:30pm - 4:30pm: The Change I Will Make (share your call to action with the group and get immediate support around your project)

 4:30pm: Closing

 

Header Image:  Andrew Miller & Lake City Young Leaders Teens via Flickr/Seattle Parks