Looking to make a change in your Southern community? Hoping to build networks with other young organizers in the South? Down for a day full of skill-sharing and workshops? Then head on over to University of Richmond’s Q Summit this Saturday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM for all of this and more.
“By virtue of our geographic location as well as the host of forces aiming to keep us apart, its hard to build strong and resilient communities among southerners, especially southern youth,” said Erik Lampmann, a member of the Youth Summit Leadership team. He said the event aims to break down barriers and create new and meaningful organizers to help change the face of what the south looks like.
While the event’s goal is to help youth ages 18-24, older members of the community are welcome to view the events, but will be limited in participation until the event wraps up at 5:30 with an intergenerational dinner hosted by the folks at SAGE.
This part of the day is what Lampmann is looking forward to most.
“[We will] learn from folks who have spent their lives doing this work,” said Lampmann about this chance to speak with elders in Richmond about the work they had done in the past will hopefully allow the youth to not duplicate their efforts in the future.