From June 4th to 6th, Chicago will host the first Chicago International Youth Peace Conference at Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 50th St. and at Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell. The conference is being organized by Chicago International Youth Peace Movement and a coalition of faith-based groups and individuals led by Jessica Disu, who was recently chosen by Chicago's mayor Rahm Emanuel to lead the city's “Summer of Faith and Action” program.
The conference's global leadership training committee will facilitate enlightening discussions that motivate and empower students to become agents for social justice, nonviolence and education through peer to peer mentoring. This committee consists of accomplished social justice leaders who have the skills to help young people build creative solutions to combat violence and facilitate peace in Chicago and around the world. Over 350 Chicago youth and young adults from some of the city's most impoverished neighborhoods are expected to attend.
Special guests at the conference will include: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson; Andrea Zopp, Chicago Urban League; The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Trinity United Church of Christ; Phillip Agnew, Dream Defenders; Isha Haley, Heart & Soul LLC; FM Supreme, Chicago International Youth Peace Movement.
Chicago International Youth Peace Movement, a peer to peer mentoring and youth leadership advocacy group, empowers, inspires and activates youth and young adult voices for nonviolence and social change. Our mission is to creatively promote peace and nonviolence through the arts, mentoring, civic engagement and youth-led, young adult-facilitated programming.