Thursday, March 25, 2010

Great Youth Events This Weekend

This Announcement Comes From Our Friends at the Institute for Women and Ethnic Studies:

There are a lot of great youth events this Saturday.

During the night, come out to the STOP ShAkEdOwN, a Youth Talent Show that will also raise HIV awareness, put on by IWES' STOP campaign from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Warren Easton High School's Auditorium (3019 Canal St.). ARRIVE EARLY because we our capacity is limited to 200 people!! Artists will perform in the categories of Spoken Word, Singing, Hip Hop, Dance, & Fashion, and there will also be a youth Art Exhibit. $275 will be raffled off to audience members, and there will also be FREE food & drinks. DJ Poppa will keep you moving between acts and Dennis Photo Finish will be there for you to take pictures, as well.

From 11:00 am - 3:00 PM Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JJPL) is having their 2010 Youth Summit at Hope Academy (2437 Jena St.) with workshops, discussions, and planning for the future. There's FREE food and Young Adults Striving for Success (YASS) will be raffling off an iPod shuffle & a Playstation 3. DJ Chromatic will be on the 1s & 2s, and they will have special performances by Nobby & Magnolia Shorty.

From 10:00 am - 7:00 pm there will also be the Pick Up Your Pieces Youth Summit at Science & Math High School (5625 Loyola Ave.) for youth aged 8 - 25. The summit will address youth concerns to make positive change happen. They will also have a Second Line on Sunday, March 28th, kicking off at the Treme Center (900 North Villere St.) at 1:00 pm.

Derek Rankins, a youth organizer who has been working on the Summit at Science and Math, tells LJI, "It's important for young people to come to Pick Up Your Pieces, because its a place for youth to have the conversations about things that effect us every day."

See you this weekend!

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