Youth Organizing Committee 

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History: 

After years of workshops, participation in rallies, and feeling inspired by leaders in the movement, in the Fall of 2021, Adelante members gathered for the first "Power Weekend". The weekend focused on youth advocacy and what students can do to help organize and campaign for the equitable rights of undocumented families in the United States. Through a mixture of engaging lectures and educational activities, students built interpersonal relationships with their peers, allowing them to be more open with each other and vulnerable with their personal stories. These interpersonal relationships helped foster a shared safe space for students to express themselves and collaborate on complex topics.

Together, members committed to forming a Youth Organizing Committee that meets every month.  The committee studies organizing through an intensive curriculum, engages with existing coalitions, and works towards launching Adelante's next campaign.