BENEFITING: Siblings Together Usa
ORGANIZER: Siblings Together Usa
Support our Pop Up Civil Rights Cafe Teen Authors for Peace( The Freedom to Read, Write and Speak) Book Signings across The DMV. "Our goal is to enlighten and inform young people about the people and events that reflect the protracted struggle of Black people to gain equality and justice. This initiative teaches youth, 13-18, to discern how many of the strategies and methods used in the Civil Rights Movement can help them resolve and mediate many of the problems they
face on a daily basis. Based on principles used in the Civil Rights Movement, young people are encouraged to study and write about people and events that made this movement one of the most profound periods in American
"Introduction to the Civil Rights Café Teen Authors for Peace"
"Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.”"
"—Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
"The Civil Rights Café is designed to give youth an opportunity to learn about the practice of nonviolence by using lessons from the Civil Rights Movement. Teens are encouraged to record or write down their thoughts about subjects covered in weekly discussions and are also encouraged to share their own views and feeling about the events that affect them in their everyday lives. The Civil Rights Café provides a “safe haven” where youth gather without fear of judgment or the threat of bullying."
"Our Civil Rights Café Teen Authors for Peace participants create poems, reflections, and visual art that gives them an opportunity to let their emotions show without using force or anger. Our students are welcomed into an environment where they incorporate the teachings and philosophical principles of the Civil Rights Movement to create their own visions for themselves as they aspire to achieve their best. Ultimately, the youth are given the tools to decide how to make nonviolent solutions to solve and cope with issues that they may face within their homes, schools, and communities."
"We thought it was important to share the experiences of the Civil Rights Café with a larger audience. This book highlights the creativity of our “first class” of Teen Authors for Peace and modern-day Civil Right crusaders.Take a look inside. Read their selections. You will be enlightened by the thoughtfulness of their responses and you may even be surprised by the candidness of their writing. These young voices are just beginning their conversations for the mind body and soul that will certainly provide “nourishment for life.”
Siblings Together USA Civil Rights Café