Who: Levine Museum of the New South’s New COURAGE Project

What: Levine Museum, as part of its New COURAGE project, invites students ages 12 to 19 to come show your courage at the Youth Expressions Summit (Y.E.S.). Join hundreds of fellow students as you explore the issues today and the guts to face them—the things that matter to you as individuals, in your schools, in your communities, and in your world. Designed by teens, the summit focuses on a host of hot topics, from cliques to bullying, dating-violence to sexting, immigration to re-segregation, peer pressure to personal advocacy, and much more.

When: Saturday, November 19, 2011 • 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: UNC Charlotte, College of Health and Human Services Building
9601 University City Blvd.

Admission: For students ages 12 to 19 only. Free; registration required at www.yessummit.eventbrite.com or the morning of the event.

Partners: Levine Museum of the New South is partnering with ASPIRE Youth Leadership and Development Program, Girl Talk Foundation, Inc., Planned Parenthood of Charlotte/Teens Taking Action, and UNC Charlotte’s Department of Public Health Sciences to present this summit.

With Levine Museum of the New South’s COURAGE exhibit, which tells the story of a small South Carolina town’s fight to end school segregation that led to the Brown vs. Board of Education 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case, and the Para Todos Los Ninos exhibit about the 1946 U.S. Court of Appeals case that ended segregation for Mexican Americans in California, we examine “New” issues that require courage today. New COURAGE, through workshops, study, collaboration, and reflection, is guiding educators from across Mecklenburg County to explore historic, personal, and community definitions of courage. This semester, 12 Charlotte-Mecklenburg high schools are participating, led by 30 teachers, as well as UNC Charlotte with the leadership of 20 professors. Learn more about New COURAGE by visiting www.facebook.com/NewCourage, where you’ll find interviews, photos, and videos of high school and college participants in the project.

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