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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ojmche.org/events/photography-and-social-justice-summer-program/