LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (February 25, 2016) — The 10th annual Youth Rights Conference (YRC), sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky and the Muhammad Ali Center, will be held Saturday, March 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Muhammad Ali Center. The conference is FREE (includes lunch and bus rides home via TARC), and open to local high school students.
This year’s theme is “My New Kentucky Home.” Students will explore and deepen their understanding of migration through the stories of foreign-born Kentuckians. They will have the opportunity to connect with other teens, develop their leadership skills, and have their voices heard in a series of interactive workshops throughout the day.
“This annual conference is youth-led and encourages students to learn how they can better themselves and their community,” said Erin Herbert, Director of Programming at the Muhammad Ali Center. “The workshops are developed by a leadership team of high school students dedicated to enhancing the way people in our community think, act and live.”
“The YRC gives high school students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and interact with other teens in the community who care about similar issues,” said Kate Miller, ACLU of Kentucky’s Program Director.
Registration for the conference is open. For more information, or to register, click here.
About the ACLU of Kentucky
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky is freedom’s watchdog, working daily in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend individual rights and personal freedoms. For additional information, visit www.aclu-ky.org.
The Muhammad Ali Center, a 501(c)3 corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The international cultural center promotes the six core principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness and provides programming and events around the focus areas of education, gender equity, and global citizenship. Its newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The Center’s headquarters also contains an award-winning museum experience. For more information, please visit www.alicenter.org
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