March 19, 2013

For the second year running, the Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence will bring together Portland youth to discuss the kinds of violence they face every day.

The event – totally free to all youth under 21– will be held on Saturday March 16 at the Ambridge event center, 1333 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard, Portland.

Organized and run by Multnomah Youth commission, the event is designed to give young people room to speak their truth.

Breakfast will start at 9:15 a.m. followed by activities, a panel featuring young people, sharing stories, lunch, and sessions where youth tell adults their opinions about how to deal with different kinds of violence and how to help youth succeed.

 Discussions will look at violence in the home, in relationships, on the Internet, in gangs, from police, and in school. Restorative justice, an alternative to punishment will also be discussed. Youth willing to co-lead sessions on gang violence, police and cyberbullying are still needed at the event. Read the full article on the Skanner