For 9th – 11th Grade
Student Leadership Day 2016
For High School Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors
Wednesday, December 6th
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
We invite you to nominate up to eight of your 9th – 11th grade students to attend this powerful day.
Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, November 15th.
The goal of Student Leadership Day is to increase awareness about the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights, and to help participants think about lessons we can learn from the past. This year’s program will focus on taboo and hidden stories of human rights and atrocity. Students will explore how and why certain social justice issues and histories become marginalized, leading participants to work together to create action plans to “unsilence” prejudice, indifference, and injustice in their local and global communities.
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Featured key note speaker : Monica Ramirez
Director of Gender Equality and Trabajadoras’ Empowerment at Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
Attorney Monica Ramirez is Director of Gender Equality and Trabajadoras’ Empowerment at Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) and the daughter and granddaughter of migrant farmworkers. A farmworker, anti-sexual violence, women’s and immigrant rights activist for nearly two decades, she is recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in the movement to end workplace sexual violence and other forms of gender discrimination against farmworker and low-wage immigrant women. She is the Founder of: “Justice 4 Migrant Women;” “Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center;” and, “The Bandana Project,” an international public awareness campaign about workplace sexual violence against farmworker women.