Please join us for the 19th Annual Youth Activism Gathering!
Saturday, June 15th – Monday, June 17th
Camp Mechuwana, Winthrop, ME
The YAG is a youth led and run, three-day long gathering of politically conscious youth, organizers, and activists who come together each year to educate one another on organizing, activism, survival, and social change. It’s three days of workshops, music, great food and more in an affirming and supportive space!
This year’s YAG will take place June 15-17 at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, Maine. Please take note that this is a different location than the last couple years. This place has a yurt! Hooray!
Here are our confirmed workshops and activities for 2019 (workshop schedule TBA):
-Consent and Rape Culture
-Using Social Media for Social Change
-Students Demand Action
-Sex Ed for Queer/Trans Youth
-Wilderness 1st Aid & Foraging
-Climate Justice & Green New Deal
-Naloxone Training & Harm Reduction 101
-What to do if you’re found homeless
-Exploring Maine-Wabanaki History
-Self-Defense Training w/ Prevention. Action. Change.
-Mock Overdose Prevention Site
-War Tax Resistance
-Abortion Rights & Access in Maine with Planned Parenthood
-Mindful Queer Collective’s Backpacks for Homeless Youth project
-Direct Action 101
-Students Rights at School w/ Cony High School GSTA
Going For It (open mic activity w/ artist Devon Yurdin: www.devonkelley-yurdin.com/goingforit)
Dawnland Film Screening and Q&A w/ film participant, Dawn Neptune Adams
Collaborative art projects
With opportunities to connect with the following organizations:
Maine Access Point
Maine War TAx Resistance Resource Center
Mindful Queer Collective
Pine Tree Youth Organizing
Prevention Action Change
Resources for Organizing and Social Change
Showing Up for Racial Justice, Central Maine
COST TO ATTEND
We ask people to pay 0-$100 for each day of the YAG, and all are welcome no matter what you are able to pay. If you and your family don’t have a lot of money, feel free to pay on the lower end or pay nothing. If you and your family have more money, please consider paying more and taking part in *class solidarity. Registration fee covers all workshops, food, and lodging for three days.
You can pay when you arrive, or you can pay ahead to secure your spot by clicking here: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/shoppingcart?flowlogging_id=dde0998f93777&mfid=1559363143975_dde0998f93777
*What is class solidarity?
Class refers to where you and your family fit into the world regarding finances (for example: poor, working class, middle class, wealthy). The YAG is put together on a shoestring budget so we can make sure it is accessible to all. If you and your family are people who can pay more for you to go to the YAG so others can pay less, please consider doing so. If you do so, you will be taking an action of solidarity and making the YAG more accessible for people who cannot afford to pay much.
We understand that not all families are supportive of activism and not all people have conventional families they can rely on. If this applies to you, don’t sweat it. Leave the family out of it and come join us!
No matter what you pay for the YAG, there is no judgment. Pay what you can but most importantly come!
Click here to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHH4joGJ3BiLeUpBICsApz-HuzBZTvefShuR8Mr47RVdpVPQ/viewform
To have dietary and accessibility needs addressed you must register. For dietary needs, please register no later than June 9, 2019. Registering will also guarantee that you receive prep emails leading up to the event with packing lists, directions, and other necessary logistics info, and that we’ll have enough food for everyone to share!
Ride Share Link: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/t7oaec
We have set up a ride share board this year to help folks find and offer rides. If you can offer a ride or need one, click the ride share link above and add your vehicle to the list or join a carpool in your area. If you need a ride and do not see an available carpool in your region, email Sass at email@example.com.
To stay up to date, see updates on the Facebook event page (and please share far and wide!):
FOR MORE INFO
Check out our website: www.maineyag.org
If you have any questions:
E-mail : Phoenix of PTYO at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sass of ROSC at email@example.com
Call: Sass at 207-607-2571
The YAG is youth led and run. If you’d like to join our organizing team this year, let Phoenix know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Being a YAG organizer can count toward community service hours.
The YAG is organized by Pine Tree Youth Organizing (PTYO) and Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC).