OJMCHE offers youth programs for social justice starting in July

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education is offering two programs for youth to address social justice.
Working Toward Anti-Racism as a Family begins July 15. OJMCHE and ADL Pacific Northwest present three  sessions from 4 to 5 pm on Wednesdays. Cost is $50. Register at https://support.adl.org/event/working-towards-anti-racism-as-a-family-a-workshop-series/e291540
July 15 Understanding Allyship: Explore manifestations of bias and consider the lenses we bring to difficult conversations. 
July 22 Curiosity and Questions: Engaging in Difficult Conversations: Use current issues to engage others in rich conversation, share important values and encourage a deeper understanding of the news.
July 29 Activism: What can YOU do? Young people are powerful change agents, bringing energy and idealism to movements against injustice. Learn six tools to engage in activism.
July 20-24 Photography and Social Justice Summer Youth Program: This virtual program begins July 20 for students entering 7th to 12th grade. 
OJMCHE partners with Julie Keefe, who served as Portland's inaugural Creative Laureate 2013-17, to offer this virtual program. Students will learn basic photography skills as well as how to capture moments that document and confront injustices.
The program begins with five one-hour Zoom sessions July 20-24. Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills with a different assignment each day. After the initial week, students will have several weeks to work on a photography project that addresses a social justice topic of their choice. All students and participants will virtually meet again on a sixth and final day Aug. 17 to share their projects. 
Julie Keefe is an artist with 25+ years of experience working primarily in documentary and community-based art. 
Cost of the program is $100 with four partial scholarships available. Details: 
education@ojmche.org or visit ojmche.org/events/photography-and-social-justice-summer-program/


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