Young Activist Boot Camp
Saturday, July 20
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
All registrants will get FREE PIZZA and A FREE COPY of “Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis”.
From environmental concerns to racial justice to their personal safety, today’s kids have plenty of challenges on their minds. Fortunately, living in 2019 offers great opportunities and examples of how young people can build their skills and harness their power to make the change they want to see in the world!
Join Amanda E. Doyle, co-author of “Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis” (published 2017 by the Missouri Historical Society Press) to discover the history of activism and self-advocacy among figures in our own city’s history.
We’ll meet some fascinating folks from St. Louis’ past and present, talk about how kids can be leaders (and how grownups have often been uncomfortable with their demands for change), and even create our own protest signs for a march. Several hands-on activities and books from the library’s collection will be our guides as we turn our fears and dreams into positive social action steps.
FREE. Space is limited. Registration is required. Ages 11-17.
To register, call Brentwood Library at 314-963-8630.