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RISE UP for Humanity: Justice for the Forgotten is a youth leadership conference created to raise consciousness and build a progressive youth network in LA County. Participants are engaged in empowering social justice and human relations workshops and provided with technical support to create human relations change efforts in their schools.

Yearly, Rise Up hosts over 200 youth and 50 adults from over 20 high schools in Los Angeles County that participate in 3 sessions with over 20 workshops facilitated by professionals and experts in their fields. Some of the subject areas covered in past workshops have included climate change, xenophobia, homelessness, history, leadership, prisons, poverty, sexism, racism, homophobia, healthy diet, trauma, healing, colonization, video production, photography, song writing, poetry, writing, murals, gardening, cooking, yoga, and meditation.

Past Speakers have included: Immortal Technique, Poet Mayda Del Valle, 2014-15 Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, Mike de La Rocha (CEO Revolve Impact), Jasmine Abdullah (Black Lives Matter), Get Lit Poets, Najeeba Syeed J.D., janaya khan (Black Lives Matter), Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, Temryss Lane M.A., JoAnna Harper, Dr. Loni Cupchoy and Margaret Prescod (KPFK Host).

Produced by Senior Human Relations Intergroup Specialist Mr. Fidel Rodriguez


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• John Anson Ford Awards
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