Friday, April 23, 2004

Raise Your Voice

An empowerment event for young adults with a passion for justice and caring for the earth.

Sponsored by New Community Project and the Ecumenical Eco-Justice Network

May 28-31, 2004
Camp Emmaus -- Mount Morris, Illinois

What do Mr. Walk Across America Don Vermilyea, UC Davis junior Zandi Llanos, singer and outdoorsman Bob Etzweiler, and the NCP's David Radcliff have in common? They're leaders at Raise Your Voice, rescheduled from to Memorial Day weekend. For young adults only, the purpose of RYV is to sharpen knowledge and skills for justice and environmental advocacy. Limited to 12 people--first come, first serve. $150 registration will be covered by a grant from friends of ours, and we can also help with travel costs. For more info and to register:

A training event is being planned to equip young adults for advocacy in the areas of working for justice and caring for the earth. This event is a response to requests from young adults. They often feel that their voice is not heard by the church or the community, and also wish to be better prepared to engage their peers on these issues.

The goals of the retreat are to:
  1. gain a better awareness of issues related to justice and care for the earth;
  2. gain a deeper understanding of what our faith has to say about these matters;
  3. gain greater skills in presenting information on these matters to others;
  4. make plans for sharing our knowledge with others;
  5. renew our own faith and grow personally through the experience.
The event will be held at Camp Emmaus, a Brethren camp about 75 miles west of Chicago. The accommodations will add to the ambiance of the experience. The group will stay in a log cabin, sleeping on bunks in the same large room and preparing their own meals. Can you dig it?

The experience is open to Church of the Brethren young adults out of high school up to their mid-20's. Space constraints require the registration be limited to 12 persons.

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