Plowshare Peace Center will present our third annual Teen Peace Jam (formerly known as the Youth Peace Summit) from 8:30 AM to 4 PM on April 11 at the Roanoke Unitarian-Universalist Church, 2015 Grandin Rd. All youth from ages 12 to 19 are invited! registration form
The Jam will offer workshops on peace, justice, art and youth empowerment. We will serve a breakfast and lunch and provide music by local bands. Teens can also earn seven community service hours for attending the event. And it will all be free.
Plowshare hopes to introduce concerns like peace and justice to young people in Roanoke and neighboring communities. We are also hoping again to gather together a diverse group of teens. In that effort we have made contacts with many local middle and high schools and especially spiritual communities: Muslim, Catholic, Baptist, Evangelical, Quaker, Unitarian, and Jewish, to mention only a few.
tpj registration form
You can also contact me for registrations. More information about the Jam generally is also available at the Plowshare website and at the Facebook page “Teen Peace Jam 2015”. (Make sure you type it in as capitals). Adult olunteers are also needed. And we are still hiring youth organizers to help plan and carry out the Jam. They will be paid $50 for five hours work.
Speakers will be Katie Zawacki of Voices of Faith and Jenny Finn, an educator from Floyd.
Workshops, planned or potential, include: Poetry; Singing and Spoken Word; Youth in Islam; Photography; Modern Slavery; Working Against Gun Violence; and Yoga/Meditation. “All Together Now”, a time for learning and fun, will feature juggling, posters, videos, peace cranes, a quiet space, etc. We will also have an interactive art space.
Please use your email list, bulletin boards, newsletter, etc., to let your young people know about the Jam. Please make announcements. Please spread the word about the Teen Peace Jam widely!
If you contact me, I will email you a TPJ flyer.
Gary Sandman, Plowshare Director
Office: 1719 Grandin Rd., Roanoke VA 24015; Mail: PO Box 4367, Roanoke VA 24015; firstname.lastname@example.org; 540-989-0393; www.plowshareva.org; Facebook page at “Teen Peace Jam 2015”