CUAH invites you to attend our first annual Social Change Conference. Organized by CUAH’s Youth Creating Change (YCC) program and hosted by County Councilmembers Tom Hucker and Craig Rice, this student-led conference will take place on Sunday, June 2nd at 3 – 6 pm at Richard Montgomery High School.
Please register below.
The conference program will include an active dialog between student activists, elected leaders on the county council and school board, and MCPS officials:
Opening remarks from County Councilmember Tom Hucker
Panels featuring county high school students who are leading initiatives to create social change, as moderated by County Councilmember Craig Rice, Student Member of the Board of Education Ananya Tadikonda, and national education expert Natasha Quiroga of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:
Raising Awareness to Combat Discrimination and Promote Inclusivity
Changing the Culture of Toxicity in our Schools
Addressing Socio-economic Disparities and the Achievement Gap in Our Schools
Breakout sessions with attendees to identify potential new projects to address hate and discrimination in our schools
Social change fair that includes a tabling session highlighting student-led social change projects, art with an activist theme, and light dinner refreshments.
Closing remarks by Troy E. Boddy, Director of the MCPS Equity Initiatives Unit.
YCC is a countywide social justice incubator that provides students with a platform to create meaningful change through a mix of grant funding, community mentorship, grassroots organizer trainings, and publicity for their work. In 2018-19, YCC supported more than 30 fellows who are leading 17 different social justice projects in high schools and middle schools all over the county. These inspiring fellows are addressing the achievement gap, advocating for gun safety, fighting sexual harassment in high schools, raising awareness for students with autism, creating an art mural through an inclusive model of school-wide engagement, and building other innovative projects in our diverse communities.