YWAT Presented A Workshop at the UIC Youth Development Summit Today…

YWAT leadership core member Lillian Matanmi co-facilitated a workshop called “Droppin Science: How Adult Allies Can Support and Foster Youth-Led Participatory Research and Activism.”

This interactive workshop introduced participants to the work of the Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team (YWAT).  Participants learned about how YWAT has used youth-led participatory action research as a basis of its community organizing to end violence against young women and girls since 2003.  The workshop underscored the value of involving youth as leaders in research and in gender violence prevention.

Lillian was joined in facilitating the workshop by adult ally, Mariame Kaba.  The workshop was part of “Engaging Youth as Agents of Change: Youth Development Summit” sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago.


About YWAT

The YWAT is a youth-led, adult-supported social change project that empowers women to take action on issues that affect their lives (particularly issues of violence against girls and young women). The YWAT believes that girls and young women should be free from violence. We believe that through collective action, consciousness-raising, and organizing we can end violence against girls and young women.
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