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Teens Converge to Promote Diversity

Over 1,000 Students to Attend Conference Focusing on Respect, Tolerance and Unity

DENVER Jan. 27, 2011 February 5, 2011

Janet Sammons

4:00 p.m. Greenwood Village

The keynote speech will be delivered by three young adult members of the Abrahamic Initiative, a group that encourages dialogue among Jews, Christians and Muslims and fosters mutual understanding and appreciation for the faith perspectives of each tradition.  They will discuss their experiences in interfaith dialogue and why it is so important in today’s world. During the opening session one senior student will be awarded the 2011 Diversity Conference Scholarship for his/her efforts to make a difference in their local school and community.

Throughout the day, student and adult participants will break into discussion groups and workshops to address respect and diversity issues in their schools including topics such as cliques, physical and mental challenges, religion, sexual orientation, conflict resolution, gender, socio-economic concerns, and teen social problems.

Among the 40 workshops offered:

  • "Using Social Issue Media to Inspire Change," featuring a collection of 12 short films to teach participants how to use social issue media with their groups and schools in order to promote social change regarding diversity issues.
  • "Left vs. Right: Politics and Diversity," in which participants learn to practice the art of communication and the tool of compromise as a way to move forward politically.
  • "The Realities of Teen Pregnancy," a panel discussion led by a local teen pregnancy center exploring the challenges and rewards of teen parenting.
  • "Real African Music: The Root of Hip Hop," where participants can play the djembe, marimba, and other African musical instruments and sing authentic African songs.
  • My Journey Carlotta Walls LaNier Arkansas

Denver

Samuel Lambert Lubna Mazin

About the Cherry Creek Diversity Conference

Janet Sammons Colorado www.cherrycreekdiversity.org

Contact: Janet Sammons, Co-Director

Telephone:  (720) 554-2207

Cell Phone: (303) 903-2201

Email: [email protected]

SOURCE Cherry Creek Diversity Conference

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