YxY Learning Festival 2022 Program

All sessions are in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) / Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Karima Kadaoui
Nadia Sandi
Jan 21, 2022 2:00 PM
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55 Minutes
Community Garden

The Gardener & the Garden

Nadia Sandi
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Karima Kadaoui
What would happen if we saw our school as a garden? And our neighborhoods, organizations, communities and systems? What about our society? What makes a garden beautiful? What would water, nourish and sustain our education-system-garden? Who would be the gardener? "The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind." (Rumi) #seeingwithdifferenteyes #listeningtothequietmelody #freedom&imaginationrunningfreeholdinghands #unconditionnallove #welearntounderstand #embodiedunderstanding In this Tamkeen Workshop, the partners-in-flourishing will playfully cocreate a "Makan Makin" and co-explore these questions.
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Sean Bellamy
Jan 21, 2022 2:00 PM
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55 Minutes
Community Garden

Are there too many Meerkats in the room?

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Sean Bellamy
'Are there too many Meerkats', is a playful workshop designed to explore the personal qualities that both support our activism and our ability to work within the groups that can lead to fundamental change. We will playfully explore our “animal” characteristics in a way that is inspired by QiGong and Taoism. And of course, you’ll discover there is never a time when there are too many Meerkats in a room.
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YouthxYouth
Jan 21, 2022 3:00 PM
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80 Minutes

YxY Opening Session

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YouthxYouth
YouthxYouth joyfully invites you to open with us the 2022 Learning Festival. In this Opening session, you will get to know our YxY community of organizers, hosts, activists and allies with whom we will be sharing these precious 3 days together (and hopefully, beyond!). We will also explore our intentions and guiding question & principles for coming together, and provide helpful context for each day of the Learning Festival.
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Gbolabo Femi-Jolayemi
Jan 21, 2022 6:00 PM
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55 Minutes
Activist Classroom

Learning to Amplify your Voice!

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Gbolabo Femi-Jolayemi
"I feel like it's actually everybody's responsibility to use whatever platform they have to do good in the world, basically, and to try to make our society better, whether you're an accountant or an activist or an athlete or whatever it is. I think it's everybody's responsibility." — Megan Rapinoe. One thing I have realized in my life journey is that everyone has the potential to be an activist and influence people's thoughts and actions. In my session, I will identify key strategies on how young people can be intentional in activism by adopting technology, social media, music, entertainment and other tools.
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Lyla June
Jan 21, 2022 6:00 PM
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55 Minutes
Activist Classroom

Community-Based Curriculum Development

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Lyla June
In this session, we will explore how we can work with community members to support them in building out their own schools.
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Mayssa Rezgui
Jan 21, 2022 7:00 PM
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55 Minutes
Campfire

Tunisian Youth Design their own Educational Strategy!

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Mayssa Rezgui
In this session, Mayssa will share her experience as a national youth advocate co-creating an education strategy with young people across Tunisia. The main objectives of her organization’s advocacy are: - To serve as a pivot around which the national education system will achieve its mission by considering the learner no longer as a passive subject but as a future citizen in need of academic achievements in addition to other complementary needs. - Create a dynamic in all schools and universities (formal, non-formal and informal) to support them in becoming learner-centered - To encourage all learners to actively contribute to their own education by being aware of the imperatives of quality education. - To use advocacy as a basic working tool for all Association Youth Club (AYC) members to bring about the desired changes on the ground.
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Mentor Dida
Jan 21, 2022 7:00 PM
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55 Minutes
Community Garden

How to Claim your Spiritual Center as a Changemaker

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Mentor Dida
There is a taboo following the word spirituality. The people who are spiritual are stereotyped, judged, and seen as "woo woo". This makes us feel less centered and outspoken about our sense of spirituality. But yet, we know that spirituality is one of our main drives and we should not hide it. Join this session to claim your spiritual center so that you can show the world that spirituality is rocketfuel of changemakers.
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Nikki Sanchez
Jan 21, 2022 7:00 PM
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55 Minutes

Decolonizing Activism

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Nikki Sanchez
This interactive workshops will help participants from every background and personal location to better understand their role and responsibility within the ongoing context of colonialism and it’s lasting legacy of systemic racism and intergenerational inequity. Our participatory pedagogy is designed to empower every participant to discern tangible strategies to enact anti-racism and decolonizing practices within their own everyday work, activism and personal lives. Using both a systemic analysis and culturally-informed perspectives, we guide participants in deepening a sense of understanding, compassion and agency in dismantling harmful systems of oppression; for both the healing of every individual and the collective towards a more just and equitable society. From a foundation of self-location, the workshop assists participants to identify specific points of entry to enact tangible strategies for decolonization across multiple aspects of their lives and work.
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David Adefunmilayo, Moju Monday, Nkanyezi Tshabalala, Oli Williams, and Ollie Bream McIntosh
Jan 21, 2022 8:00 PM
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55 Minutes
Showcase

YxY Scholar & Entrepreneur Activists

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David Adefunmilayo, Moju Monday, Nkanyezi Tshabalala, Oli Williams, and Ollie Bream McIntosh
YouthxYouth invites you to learn and take action with our Scholar & Entrepreneur Activists completing our YxY Global Action Circles program in this culminating Showcase event. Join us in supporting their projects and celebrating their growth at the end of this 5-month learning journey!
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Sushmitha BN
Jan 22, 2022 10:00 AM
Community Garden

Beautiful You

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Sushmitha BN
The intent of this activity is to empower participants in identifying their own strengths, enhancing them, and also building an ability to notice others’ strengths and appreciating them. This activity involves some degree of creative risk, which might be new for some participants. However, considering the reflective nature of this session, it helps in setting the tone for deeper awareness about one’s inner life and more appreciation for one’s own self. This helps them build their self-image (what they think of themselves), and in turn, enhances their self-esteem. This is also a medium through which participants can indulge in self-expression in a safe and effective way. Purpose: - To understand oneself deeper by identifying inner strengths - To appreciate one’s own strengths and those of others
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Ruchi Ghose
Jan 22, 2022 11:00 AM
Activist Classroom

What if we had compassion for ourselves? - Cultivating Resilience through Self-Compassion

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Ruchi Ghose
The work of social change is hard and challenging. We need to be there for the long haul without losing heart no matter how defeating the task may appear to be. This session on cultivating resilience through self-compassion, helps participants explore alternative ways to relate to disappointments, failure and challenges. Through self-reflective exercises they learn to appreciate that much of the distress they experience in the face of disappointments and the vagaries of life is caused by their own conditioned ways of thinking. They reflect on their own unhelpful thinking patterns. They understand the role of self-compassion and its relationship to cultivating a growth mindset and resilience and learn strategies to cultivate the same.
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Sruthi Dharuman
Deepigashri Shankar
Jan 22, 2022 11:00 AM

Reimagining Education WITH Children

Deepigashri Shankar
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Sruthi Dharuman
Across the world, students, who are the primary stakeholders in the Education system, are for the most part mere recipients of an education where their voices are often marginalized and suppressed. At KER, we believe that this can be changed by creating safe spaces for voice, working in partnership with children and by helping students unleash their potential for a better world.
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Agboniro Esther Jacinta, Eliza Reid Perks, Grace Oreva Areeveso, Owen Thomas Connolly, Shriya Vaidya
Jan 22, 2022 12:00 PM
Showcase

YxY Artist & Care Activists

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Agboniro Esther Jacinta, Eliza Reid Perks, Grace Oreva Areeveso, Owen Thomas Connolly, Shriya Vaidya
YouthxYouth invites you to learn and take action with our Artist & Care Activists completing our YxY Global Action Circles program in this culminating Showcase event. Join us in supporting their projects and celebrating their growth at the end of this 5-month learning journey!
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Kelly Esmeralda Quispe Flores
Jan 22, 2022 1:00 PM
Campfire

What if global citizenship education was the norm?

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Kelly Esmeralda Quispe Flores
What if Global Citizenship Education was the norm towards sustainability and collective well-being? Recognising the urgent need to open a global discussion about education, this session will explore what is GCED in global context, understanding the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values young people need in the 21st century. Additionally, with the support of experiences and projects, young people will feel inspired to fulfill their potential as global citizens and contribute to the well-being of their communities and the planet.
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Awen Aponte
Inez Aponte
Jan 22, 2022 1:00 PM
Community Garden

Crazy Beautiful World: A Poetic Exploration

Inez Aponte
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Awen Aponte
We are a mother and teenage son and in September 2021 we formed a Community Interest Company called Crazy Beautiful World. We started this project in response to the frustrations and disappointments with the adult world that Awen started expressing two years ago when he was 14. We both agreed that it appeared that the older generation had let teens and young adults down. We decided to start by initiating intergenerational conversations in the hope that by connecting honestly and courageously around the challenges we face we might begin to develop the wisdom and compassion we need to navigate the 21st Century. In this community garden session we will explore the questions: In a world that seems to have gone crazy, what is it that keeps you going? When life feels tough and confusing, where do you find comfort, support, inspiration and joy? What would a world look like where we have moved from the Crazy to the Beautiful? We hope you will come and explore this with us!
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Yeshna Dindoyal
Jan 22, 2022 1:30 PM

Strength in Numbers

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Yeshna Dindoyal
Strength in numbers is a get-together, where we talk about anything and everything of what makes us who we are. Stories have power, and sharing our stories is strength in numbers. From talking about our roots, to our upbringing, to our culture, and to our educational and emotional baggage, we spill the tea, so that the world knows, what shaped us into the activist and person we are today, and what we will be tomorrow. Stories are powerful, so tell yours today.
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Laura Hay
Jan 22, 2022 2:00 PM
Activist Classroom

Changemaker Education: Community Connected Learning

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Laura Hay
This session will help young activists understand what community-connected learning is, explore some of the key concepts and design principles, get inspired with stories of great practice, and discover how they might take the first step to bringing a community-connected approach to their classroom or school.
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Dr. Nina Meyerhof
Jan 22, 2022 2:00 PM
Activist Classroom

Spiritual Activism for Social Change

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Dr. Nina Meyerhof
Who are you? What are your ethics? What do you bring to the world? How to be a leader? You are invited to learn the path of Spiritual Activism, so that you can be the leader you are called to be. As each young person learns to be a spiritual seeker, discovering both eternal truths and personal truths, he or she is able to make a conscious decision to be of service to manifest peace and unity in the world and to link to others who hold the same intention. One by one, you become your authentic self, improve your relationships and focus on making the world a better place for now and for future generations. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead, US Anthropologist (1901-1978)
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Jonny Norton, Jordy Angel-Coldwell, Joshua Buenviaje, Kojo Aurelien, Michelle Candela-Jordan, Olatomiwa Isaac Olusesi, and Richard Fransham
Jan 22, 2022 3:00 PM
Showcase

YxY Weaver Activists

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Jonny Norton, Jordy Angel-Coldwell, Joshua Buenviaje, Kojo Aurelien, Michelle Candela-Jordan, Olatomiwa Isaac Olusesi, and Richard Fransham
YouthxYouth invites you to learn and take action with our Weaver Activists completing our YxY Global Action Circles program in this culminating Showcase event. Join us in supporting their projects and celebrating their growth at the end of this 5-month learning journey!
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Akinde-Alo Samuel Darasimi, Chebijira Esther, Falegan Rachael Oluwatunmise, Favour Onojodofia, and Success Yole Areeveso Scott Itepu, Oda Holzknecht
Jan 22, 2022 3:00 PM
Showcase

YxY Storyteller Activists

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Akinde-Alo Samuel Darasimi, Chebijira Esther, Falegan Rachael Oluwatunmise, Favour Onojodofia, and Success Yole Areeveso Scott Itepu, Oda Holzknecht
YouthxYouth invites you to learn and take action with our Storyteller Activists completing our YxY Global Action Circles program in this culminating Showcase event. Join us in supporting their projects and celebrating their growth at the end of this 5-month learning journey!
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Oli Williams
Jan 22, 2022 6:00 PM
Lab

What if we co-created a platform to support young people to connect with themselves, each other, and the planet?

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Oli Williams
This is an opportunity to shape the future of Curriculum for Life (C4L), an open-source education platform that creates and curates curricula that support the development of positive relationships with ourselves, each other, the unique places we live in, and our planet. C4L is committed to co-designing with young people curriculums that are inspiring, adaptable, and free for all to access. This is part of our initial outreach to young people who would like to guide us in co-creating life-affirming and open-source curriculums. The session will be an 80-minute, online peer-to-peer gathering, facilitated by youth for youth and adult allies, where we will discuss the question: What themes should Curriculum for Life prioritize to support young people to connect with themselves, each other, and the planet? For example, is it personal well being? Conscious adulting (i.e. personal finance, taxes, politics, etc.)? How to make sense of the world? Climate education and activism? How to become a lifelong learner? Emotional intelligence? Make your voice heard and help us decide where to focus our efforts. Our attention is yours! We will also be providing more information about our mission and sharing opportunities to join our community as we go forward.
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Hanna Negusie
Jan 22, 2022 6:00 PM
Lab

What if We Designed our Own Learning? When Learning Comes Alive!

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Hanna Negusie
If you could design your own learning, what do you imagine coming alive? What would you create independently and co-create, and how would you share your vision with others? In this learning session, we’ll reflect on the prompt: When have you felt most alive as a person and a learner? And use this reflection point to imagine what our learning experiences would look and feel like if we followed our curiosity to design our own learning paths. This reflection point will also support us in imagining how schools could be transformed to spaces that simply support students in expressing their creativity and curiosity – through mentorship, teachers as guides, and even a redesigned physical space and structure. In coming together, we’ll share and imagine new possibilities and leave the session with one internal (self-focused) and/or external action (sharing or taking action in community) that we want to plant and grow in the upcoming months.
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Antoine Béland
Jan 22, 2022 6:00 PM
Activist Classroom

Compassionate Systems Change in Education

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Antoine Béland
How do you go about creating change in your education system that will really last and sustain over time? And how to do it in a compassionate way, bringing everybody in a collective vision and healing the wounds of oppression rather than creating new ones? That is what we are going to unpack together with the help of the Compassionate Systems framework. This approach is currently used in many different schools, school districts and statewide systems of education in 10 countries. You will leave the workshop with a good understanding of the basics of the approach, an in depth knowledge of one of the tools in the toolbox, and curiosity to discover more!
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Various artists, musicians and creatives in YouthxYouth community
Jan 22, 2022 7:30 PM
Community Garden

YxY Open Mic

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Various artists, musicians and creatives in YouthxYouth community
YouthxYouth invites you to our first-ever Open Mic, featuring our YxY community of artists, musicians and creatives who will perform and share their expressive interpretations of our Learning Festival's guiding question: "How will young people design the future of education?" Come to enjoy and co-create a safe & brave space to share our most "vulnerageous" (vulnerable-courageous) creative selves!
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Charvi Gangwani
Jan 23, 2022 10:30 AM
Campfire

What if we all had access to mental health support?

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Charvi Gangwani
Language shapes how we see the world. The words we choose and the meanings we attach to them influence our feelings, attitudes and beliefs. Our language choices have a powerful effect on how we view mental health and people living with mental health conditions. In this session, Charvi Gangwani, an Indian mental health advocate shares how you can contribute in creating multilingual resources for adolescents whose first language is not English to make information on mental health more inclusive for people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The session will highlight the potential of virtual communities in bringing more diverse sets of voices to participate in the virtual working of strengthening advocacy efforts.
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Andile Kwakweni
Jan 23, 2022 11:00 AM
Activist Classroom

Cultivating A Success Mindset (CASM)

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Andile Kwakweni
Who does success belong to? An elite gifted few? Consciously or unconsciously many a youths apportion success to people from certain families, areas or various societal moulds. This session claims that you are ordinary and would live a fulfilled and extraordinary life if only you, daily, discovered and developed your true self. "When you become clear about the gift your past has given to you, many things begin to make sense and living a full and authentic life despite man-made restrictions becomes possible.”
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Rupesh Chaurasia
Jan 23, 2022 11:00 AM
Activist Classroom

Student leadership: A Path to a World Free of Poverty and Filled with Love!

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Rupesh Chaurasia
In this session we will be talking about the significance of student leadership in this modern world and how we can leverage it in different spaces in order to make the India and World that we envision a reality. Throughout this session we would be exploring student leadership at the same time we would be strengthening our belief in the true potential of students and the impact they can have if given the right opportunities to unleash their potential. While we are going through all of this, understanding the bigger purpose of education and bringing this alive in our life for a world and India & world free of poverty and filled with love!
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Abiona Toluwalase, Antoine Béland, Devansh Chaudhary, Joy Imhoitsike, and Judith Alze
Jan 23, 2022 12:00 PM
Showcase

YxY Grassroots & Environmental Activists

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Abiona Toluwalase, Antoine Béland, Devansh Chaudhary, Joy Imhoitsike, and Judith Alze
YouthxYouth invites you to learn and take action with our Grassroots / Place-Based & Environmental Activists completing our YxY Global Action Circles program in this culminating Showcase event. Join us in supporting their projects and celebrating their growth at the end of this 5-month learning journey!
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Kenneth Gyamerah
Jan 23, 2022 1:00 PM
Activist Classroom

Direct Participation & Co-Creation

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Kenneth Gyamerah
It is only through the direct participation of young people that the issues affecting them can be identified and that effective solutions can be developed. Recognizing the burgeoning youth population globally and the necessity to implement new approaches to solving existing educational problems, this presentation seeks to provide strategies on how youth actors working in the education landscape can work together to co-design interventions that address the current challenges in education.
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Gaia Ines Fasso
Jan 23, 2022 1:00 PM
Activist Classroom

Ikigai: Aligning Career & Passion

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Gaia Ines Fasso
An interactive workshop to explore the Japanese concept of Ikigai and how it applies to our professional lives. We will reconnect with our inner child to explore what we love and what we are good at. We will collaborate with peers to zero in on what this means for our careers and we will ponder about what this means for actions we must take today.
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Hammed Kayode Alabi
Jan 23, 2022 1:00 PM
Activist Classroom

How to Lead & Sustain a Movement

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Hammed Kayode Alabi
Movements across the world are often started by one person, one leader with a great sense of purpose. People saw this purpose and found their purpose in those purposes. They found their why in the leaders’ why. They could tell their story within the movement because they could see and own their story in the movement’s story. As a young leader myself who has led a movement of young people driving youth and educational change in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. I have learned what it means to lead a movement and it is about telling stories that connect. Allowing people to find their why in those stories and desperately caring about the people you are serving. In such a way that when they live, they will still be the custodian of the why. I will be using videos and personal experiences to show us how we can be the kind of leader that can lead and sustain a movement.
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Lana Jelenjev
Jan 23, 2022 2:00 PM
Community Garden

Healing Histories: Growing the Seeds of Activism by Healing the Collective Wounds

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Lana Jelenjev
Where did we learn about activism? What did the society we grew up in tell us about being an activist? What did our culture teach us about activism? How did our history impact our beliefs? In this Community Garden session, Lana will facilitate reflective prompts that address collective historical experiences and how they influence our perspectives on activism. The intention for this session is to provide a safe and brave space to explore historical wounds and their impact in our roles as activists. At the end of this session, participants will: - Leave with an appreciation of their cultural and historical context - Have a broader perspective on their roles as activists - Reconnect with their ancestors and culture
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Dr. Chris Bagley
Jan 23, 2022 2:00 PM
Activist Classroom

Using Research to Challenge Systems and Promote Change

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Dr. Chris Bagley
This interactive session will help participants to understand how participatory action research (PAR) can be used to empower young people, challenge systems and create actionable alternatives to the educational status quo. Over the last three years States of Mind, alongside their partner organisation, University College London, have been running a PAR project, 'Breaking the Silence' (https://www.statesofmind.org/breaking-the-silence). When conducting PAR, young people are active participants, not passive subjects and the process is often transformative for those taking part. Importantly, for others who engage with the findings, PAR presents a unique window into the perspectives and innovative ideas of students, in a context where listening to young people or co-creating educational realities alongside them is rare. In taking part in Breaking the Silence, young people work with UCL researchers throughout an academic year. In this case, the purpose has been to develop an 'education evaluation framework' designed by young people. Young participants work with autonomy and design their own research questions, generate data, co-deliver interviews, focus groups, build and disseminate surveys and analyse the data. Participants have presented their findings in a variety of guises - in writing, at numerous national and international conferences and to central government at the Education Select Committee. The session will demonstrate how young people develop the research skills, knowledge and power to co-create new educational realities and promote evidence-based alternatives. Attendees will take part in activities that build an awareness of how PAR works in practice and how it feels to be involved.
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Victoria Haro
Jan 23, 2022 3:00 PM
Activist Classroom

Communities of Practice, Diversity and Deep Learning

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Victoria Haro
How can we integrate communities in diversity to broaden our mutual understanding and cosmovisions? How can we form communities of practice where we can experiment and self direct our learning collectively? In this session we will have a community of practice (CoP) experience around our work as education co-change agents, briefly review the CoP framework, and converse around the potential and challenges of promoting a dialogue culture in diversity, vis-a-vis an emerging culture of polarization.
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Etim-Etim Bassey Akpan
Jan 23, 2022 3:30 PM
Campfire

Football & Education

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Etim-Etim Bassey Akpan
"Sport has the power to change the world," Mandela said. It has the power to inspire and it speaks to the youth in a language they understand. In this session, Etim-Etim will discuss the Huracan FC Abeokuta project, a football project in Partnership with the Huracan Foundation London aimed at educating and addressing the challenges faced by Nigerian learners in low-income communities. The project coaches, grooms and provides some mentorship by incorporating sporting activities into Learning cycles to further enhance student's academic performance and general well-being. In light of our research on Child welfare and upbringing in the slums of Nigeria, a lot of teenegers struggle with Sexual abuse, Drug abuse, depression thereby expressing juvenile tendencies and these is mostly attributed to poor living conditions, thus poses a threat to the society. The greatest religion is humanity, the understanding of this philosophy underscores and underpins why "The Huracan FC Abeokuta" project serves as that umbrella body to offer a sense of purpose and belonging for our learners in underserved school, that creates a room for learners to channel their energy into something useful and productive, using sporting events as our focus point to achieve a vice free liveable community.
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Thien Quach
Jan 23, 2022 3:30 PM
Campfire

The Soil Project - How I Created My Own University

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Thien Quach
I went to a university and it failed to provide me answers for my holding questions: Who am I? What can I do to contribute to building a more beautiful world? What is a meaningful life? What are the solutions to our global crisis? I changed to another university abroad but I still cannot find any answer except being taught how to be a good employee, how to earn more money, and grow our economy. The whole concept of higher education is mostly about getting a job and making more money. I was disappointed, depressed, and discouraged, but I did not give up. I look for other alternative universities/higher education all around the world, I did research and learn more about the education system. There are many nice alternative universities but I was not able to get there as a student due to financial constraints. Finally, I decided to create my own university. It was created not only for myself but also for young people like me, who are passionate about building their own higher education experience. This is the story of The Soil Project.
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Onengiye Amachree
Jan 23, 2022 4:00 PM
Campfire

Media for Educational Change

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Onengiye Amachree
The session aims to provide clarity, and exposure to how we can utilize the media to effect positive educational change. To illuminate the minds of young people, letting them know that even "word of mouth" can be a powerful medium. A lot of people perceive the media as traditionally, radio, television and in modern times, the internet. While this is true, it would be refreshing to have a fresh perspective on how we can be the media. How we can utilize our mouths as a powerful media tool to effect desirable change.
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Ty Hobbson-Powell
Jan 23, 2022 4:00 PM
Campfire

Untitled: Refusing to Be Defined

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Ty Hobbson-Powell
In this session, Ty will share his education story of going through the education system and becoming an advocate for change.
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Peter Williams
Oli Williams
Jan 23, 2022 6:00 PM
Lab

Reimagining Digital Learning with Curriculum for Life

Oli Williams
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Peter Williams
This is an opportunity to shape the future of Curriculum for Life (C4L), an open-source education platform that creates and curates curricula that support the development of positive relationships with ourselves, each other, the unique places we live in, and our planet. Think about your most memorable learning experience. What if that were shared with the world? In this session you will share your learning experiences and favourite topics and help us think creatively about how we can create an ecosystem of resource contributors that can democratise access to inspiring, high quality life-long learning. We will also explore the ways in which we like to learn and your thoughts and contributions will actively contribute to our strategy and approach to developing the Curriculum for Life. We want to learn more about the learning that you find valuable and discover how you learn it. We’re here to listen, to learn, and to respond with action!
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Juan Pablo Alvarado Herrera
Jan 23, 2022 6:00 PM
Campfire

Peace Generation : A Youth Proposal for Peace-Building

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Juan Pablo Alvarado Herrera
The objective of Generation of Peace is to facilitate a space for the construction and contextualization of peace in Colombia, from a differential and territorial approach to bring young leaders closer to the post-conflict from the perspective of Women, Diversity, Human Rights, Education, Environment. In the first edition we had the participation of fifty young people who have been developing actions for peace building from their territories and thematic areas, we hope with the application to the LISA Laboratory, the construction of a toolbox for peace building where young people from their territories are protagonists, multipliers and replicators of this process.
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Indra Adnan
Jan 23, 2022 6:00 PM
Activist Classroom

Creating a New Political System with Young People at the Heart of it

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Indra Adnan
Young people bring a new way of looking at the world, at a time when the world itself may be facing the 6th mass extinction. How can we bring their adapted intelligence into the heart of power relations, to give Planet Earth – and human beings – the best chance of survival? This session will consist of four stages of inquiry into the distinctions between old and new ways of thinking and being: (1) What is a whole human being? (What is I?) (2) What kinds of structures can enable human potential? (What are We?) (3) How can we regenerate the planet (How can I impact the World?) (4) Imagining a new political system that links I-We-World. The session will be a mix of: - reflection, including what makes the old system dysfunctional - immersive, creative participation - sharing recent innovations in the field of reimagining democracy - practical steps from here.
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Estefanía Cardona
Jan 23, 2022 6:30 PM
Activist Classroom

Co-Elevation: The True Meaning of Leadership

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Estefanía Cardona
In this session, we will be discussing leadership and the skills required to be the leaders that the 21st century needs. We will be looking at individual accountability. Also the great perspective of Moonshots and creating a High Performance Team. We will go a little bit further with different techniques such a Relationship Action Plan (RAP) and the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) process and the 10 Hills.
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YouthxYouth
Jan 23, 2022 7:30 PM

YxY Closing & Community Garden Party

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YouthxYouth
Join us for our Closing Ceremony of our 2022 Learning Festival, where we will co-elevate the insights and stories generated from our 60+ sessions throughout our 3 days together. Our YxY Café Hosts will share the takeaways from our small group deep-dialogue experience. After the ceremony, we will invite everyone to join us to celebrate with one last DANCE & hangout in the YxY Community Garden!!!
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