This April, Project Nia and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender are sponsoring the first annual LOCKED-UP AND LOCKED-OUT YOUTH SUMMIT. 

Registration is FREE and open to ALL young people between the ages of 12 & 24 who want a beginner’s understanding of the school-to-prison pipeline, youth rights in the juvenile justice system, and the impact of the prison industrial complex on youth. 

Local organizations that will be leading workshops at the summit include: Southwest Youth Collaborative, Blocks Together, Circles and Ciphers, Voyce and the Children and Family Justice Center.

At the end of the training, participants will be presented with information about how they can connect to existing youth justice campaigns in Illinois.

Online Registration is available here.

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