Blazers Boys & Girls Club, 5250 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland

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5250 NE MLK Jr. Blvd
Portland
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OR
97211
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Past Events

Saturday
Feb
13
2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016 at midnight through Sunday, February 14, 2016 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, February 14 at midnight
10th Annual Y.O.U.th Summit Sparked by a tragic death of Davonte Lightfoot, Y.O.U.th has now helped to inspire and cultivate civic engagement and local leadership for a decade in the city of Portland. Pass the word and make sure you are in attendance this YEAR! Friday February 12th Black Parent Initiative (BPI) & Y.O.U.th presents Healing Ourselves to Raise our Future Adults/Parents are invited to learn, empower and inspire one another to help raise the future generations of Portland and the world. Event starts: 7pm Child care provide *Marketplace Vendors Included Saturday February 13th Y.O.U.th Summit Know Thyself Or Else Youth workshops for all ages. Parent/adult workshops will be offered along with several joint workshops for ALL Summit participants. Registration starts 11am Child care for children ages 6 and under *Marketplace Vendors Included Workshops Titles and Presenters include: Collective Care Services-Dance it Out Author Devin S. James-Inside Ferguson (pictured) Sebastien Elkbouby-Commerical Rap: Pipeline to Prison The Matrix and The CURE & The Elements of The Emcee Javonnie Shearn-Truth 101 Mic Crenshaw/Baqi Coles/Ahjamu Umi-Afrikan Caravan/Going to Africa Jesse Muhammad-Mediocrity is not in your DNA More information and registration available at portlandyouthsummit.org
Friday
Feb
12
2016
Friday, February 12, 2016 at midnight through Saturday, February 13, 2016 at midnight
midnight through Saturday, February 13 at midnight
10th Annual Y.O.U.th Summit Sparked by a tragic death of Davonte Lightfoot, Y.O.U.th has now helped to inspire and cultivate civic engagement and local leadership for a decade in the city of Portland. Pass the word and make sure you are in attendance this YEAR! Friday February 12th Black Parent Initiative (BPI) & Y.O.U.th presents Healing Ourselves to Raise our Future Adults/Parents are invited to learn, empower and inspire one another to help raise the future generations of Portland and the world. Event starts: 7pm Child care provide *Marketplace Vendors Included Saturday February 13th Y.O.U.th Summit Know Thyself Or Else Youth workshops for all ages. Parent/adult workshops will be offered along with several joint workshops for ALL Summit participants. Registration starts 11am Child care for children ages 6 and under *Marketplace Vendors Included Workshops Titles and Presenters include: Collective Care Services-Dance it Out Author Devin S. James-Inside Ferguson (pictured) Sebastien Elkbouby-Commerical Rap: Pipeline to Prison The Matrix and The CURE & The Elements of The Emcee Javonnie Shearn-Truth 101 Mic Crenshaw/Baqi Coles/Ahjamu Umi-Afrikan Caravan/Going to Africa Jesse Muhammad-Mediocrity is not in your DNA More information and registration available at portlandyouthsummit.org
Saturday
Feb
7
2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 11am-10pm
11am-10pm
For complete information, check out the website http://portlandyouthsummit.org/ In the months post-Ferguson, young people around the country are galvanizing, protesting and demanding to be listened to. With the theme, “If Not You, Then Who? Be the Change,” the 9th Annual Y.O.U.th Summit provides mentorship, encouragement, and training opportunities for young people and adults of all ethnicities in the Portland area to cultivate their budding leadership and organizing skills. The summit also showcases youth talent with prizes that reward them for having the courage to perform. “There is no other opportunity like this in the Pacific Northwest,” says Imani Muhammad, award-winning community activist and founder of Youth Organized and United to Help (Y.O.U.th), organizer of the annual Y.O.U.th Summit. “We are focusing our empowering workshops and activities through the lens of Hip Hop, which is a culture and ideology that is woven into almost every aspect of an urban young person’s life.” The Summit workshops and "Be the Change" concert takes place on Saturday, February 7th. This year, the Y.O.U.th Summit – in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metropolitan Area – is also providing an occasion for parents to celebrate their black children, whether biological, adopted or foster, as a counter narrative to the reality that black life in Portland and around the country is often devalued. In partnership with the Y.O.U.th Summit, the “My Black Sons & Daughters Are Worthy” project, organized by creative revolutionist S. Renee Mitchell, will offer the community an empowering, community-based art performance using music, movement, song and poetry, written by Portland parents, all intended to express love for their children. The Regional Arts & Culture Council funds this celebratory project. The summit’s keynote speaker is Salih Muhammad, a 22-year-old graduate of the University of California Berkeley and executive director of the Afrikan Black Coalition, a statewide collective of Black Student Unions that seeks to organize, mobilize, and empower black students, staff, faculty, and alumni. For most of Salih’s life, he has been critically engaged in a number organizations, struggles, and movements that attempt to elevate the condition of humanity and young people across the United States. Concluding the Y.O.U.th Summit will be a “Be The Change’ concert, featured local talent Mic Crenshaw, Blacque Butterfly, RoseCity Mischief, Talilo, and DJ Grimrock. Key sponsors for the summit include the University of Oregon Journalism and Communications Department, which is committed to more sustainable outreach outside of its downtown Portland campus in order to build capacity for community storytelling. Other sponsors include KBOO Radio and the American Friends of Service Committee. Muhammad founded the first Y.O.U.th Summit in 2007 in response to the inner Northeast Portland shooting death of 14-year-old DaVonte Lightfoot, a Benson High School student and one of Muhammad’s former students. The summit provides an atmosphere for youth and adults to experience a high level of reasoning and “edutainment” while also exploring the five elements of Hip Hop, such as: *Graffiti, the writing of language or the scribe that documents the history *Emcee, the oral griot, conveyer of the message *Djing, the heart beat, the drum of the art or movement; DJ comes from the Djembe drum *B-Boy/Girl, the exercise and the human expression through dance or body movement to keep the body in proper health. *Knowledge, the reason why we are who we are and where did our roots comes from, what is the beginning of Man and where are we today.
Friday
Feb
6
2015
Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
For complete information check out the website http://portlandyouthsummit.org/ In the months post-Ferguson, young people around the country are galvanizing, protesting and demanding to be listened to. With the theme, “If Not You, Then Who? Be the Change,” the 9th Annual Y.O.U.th Summit provides mentorship, encouragement, and training opportunities for young people and adults of all ethnicities in the Portland area to cultivate their budding leadership and organizing skills. The summit also showcases youth talent with prizes that reward them for having the courage to perform. “There is no other opportunity like this in the Pacific Northwest,” says Imani Muhammad, award-winning community activist and founder of Youth Organized and United to Help (Y.O.U.th), organizer of the annual Y.O.U.th Summit. “We are focusing our empowering workshops and activities through the lens of Hip Hop, which is a culture and ideology that is woven into almost every aspect of an urban young person’s life.” The Summit workshops and "Be the Change" concert takes place on Saturday, February 7th. This year, the Y.O.U.th Summit – in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metropolitan Area – is also providing an occasion for parents to celebrate their black children, whether biological, adopted or foster, as a counter narrative to the reality that black life in Portland and around the country is often devalued. In partnership with the Y.O.U.th Summit, the “My Black Sons & Daughters Are Worthy” project, organized by creative revolutionist S. Renee Mitchell, will offer the community an empowering, community-based art performance using music, movement, song and poetry, written by Portland parents, all intended to express love for their children. The Regional Arts & Culture Council funds this celebratory project. The summit’s keynote speaker is Salih Muhammad, a 22-year-old graduate of the University of California Berkeley and executive director of the Afrikan Black Coalition, a statewide collective of Black Student Unions that seeks to organize, mobilize, and empower black students, staff, faculty, and alumni. For most of Salih’s life, he has been critically engaged in a number organizations, struggles, and movements that attempt to elevate the condition of humanity and young people across the United States. Concluding the Y.O.U.th Summit will be a “Be The Change’ concert, featured local talent Mic Crenshaw, Blacque Butterfly, RoseCity Mischief, Talilo, and DJ Grimrock. Key sponsors for the summit include the University of Oregon Journalism and Communications Department, which is committed to more sustainable outreach outside of its downtown Portland campus in order to build capacity for community storytelling. Other sponsors include KBOO Radio and the American Friends of Service Committee. Muhammad founded the first Y.O.U.th Summit in 2007 in response to the inner Northeast Portland shooting death of 14-year-old DaVonte Lightfoot, a Benson High School student and one of Muhammad’s former students. The summit provides an atmosphere for youth and adults to experience a high level of reasoning and “edutainment” while also exploring the five elements of Hip Hop, such as: *Graffiti, the writing of language or the scribe that documents the history *Emcee, the oral griot, conveyer of the message *Djing, the heart beat, the drum of the art or movement; DJ comes from the Djembe drum *B-Boy/Girl, the exercise and the human expression through dance or body movement to keep the body in proper health. *Knowledge, the reason why we are who we are and where did our roots comes from, what is the beginning of Man and where are we today.