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         descendant, Cherokee
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    Milan, Tennessee 38358

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    East TN Youth: Cradle to Prison Pipeline/Seeds of Fire Camp

    Posted by Valerie on Jan 27, 2009 in Community Notices, Events, Grassroots, Issues of Others

    East Tennessee Youth
    Cradle to Prison Pipeline/Seeds of Fire Camp

    When: February 20th at 6:00 pm to February 21st at 7:30 pm

    Where: Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 2714 Brooks Ave. Knoxville, TN 37914

    Who: Young Leaders from East Tennessee- aged 14-25 and
    adult leaders that work with youth and young adults
    (All youth under 18 must have an adult accompanying them).

    If you want to challenge and change the miseducation and the criminalization of youth in East Tennessee and nationwide come join us at the East Tennessee Youth Cradle to Prison Pipeline/ Seeds of Fire Camp
    from February 20-21st in Knoxville, TN. This camp is for young leaders from 14-25 and adult allies (25+) that are accompanying youth/young adults.
    This training is youth led with adult support.

    What you’re in for:
    * Meet young people from across East Tennessee*
    * Learn about the Cradle to Prison Pipeline*
    *History of the Juvenile Justice System*
    *Strategies and Tools for Stopping the Cradle to Prison Pipeline and the
    Miseducation of Youth in our Schools*
    *Skills Building- Organizing/Popular Education, Media/Telling Our
    Stories and Research/Surveying*
    *Adult Youth Program Leader and Ally Skills*
    There is no cost to participate in this event.

    To apply, please fill out our online application forms by February 16, 2009
    or for a paper copy please contact Elandria Williams.

    Online application forms can be found at

    If you have questions or need more information contact:
    Elandria Williams 865-973-1896 or or
    Lissa McLeod 865-776-8249 or

    Sponsored by The Children’s Defense Fund and the Highlander Center.

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