Camp Peaceworks 2020: Racism in Education
In place of our usual in-person Camp Peaceworks, Centre Safe will hold four virtual 90-minute sessions to discuss and learn about racism in the education system. Youth ages 13-17 in Centre County are welcome to join! There is no cost to participate. These sessions will be held at the following dates and times:
History – Friday, July 31, 1-2:30 pm
Community Panel – Monday, August 3, 4-5:30 pm
Amplifying Voices – Wednesday, August 5, 4-5:30 pm
Activism and Action – Friday, August 7, 1-2:30 pm
We will meet virtually via Zoom for each meeting. The Zoom link and additional information will be sent out to participants prior to the first session. Parent consent is required to participate; we will email a brief form to be completed.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
What is it?
Camp Peaceworks is a week-long social justice summer camp that educates young people ages 13-17 around the roots of oppression and violence, encourages them to encounter bias and work toward social justice, and empowers allyship and change in our communities. In addition to the week of camp in the summer, we have monthly meetings throughout the year, to check-in, continue learning, and work on action events together.
What is social justice?
Social justice is a way of seeing and acting aimed at resisting unfairness and inequity while enhancing freedom and possibility for all. It has to do with improving how we treat others based on identities and groups, such as age, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and economic class.
Camp Peaceworks empowers both youth and adult allies to work together to recognize social injustice and take action to promote equity and peace.
Campers and adult allies may come from all walks of life, but will mindfully work together toward the same goal — a more peaceful society where all are valued and free, whether in their schools, communities, or elsewhere.
What do you do at camp?
During camp, we create a safe space where we explore privilege, oppression, and the root causes of violence in our society. We also learn and practice how to face injustice together by becoming aspiring allies who take action to support others! Plus, we have a lot of fun with all sorts of recreational and creative activities!
Who’s it for?
- Youth ages 13 to 17 interested in justice, who may want to attend camp (it’s FREE)
- Adult Volunteers to train and serve as adult allies and facilitators during camp