Installment 2 of our Race & Social Justice Series focuses on adultism and strategies for shared leadership with young people. Facilitated by Arts Corps’ Devon de Lena Shelby Handler.
We live in a world where young people’s power, voices and agency are consistently marginalized by adult-led decisions, systems and power. In this workshop focused on Adultism we will define and unpack the interpersonal and institutional behaviors of the power that adults have over young people’s lives. Our objectives are to:
- bring awareness to the oppression of young people
- build strategies to interrupt adultism and
- cultivate methods to support youth agency
- become strong adult allies.
Devon de Lena
Arts Corps Partnerships & Teen Programs Manager
Devon has over seven years experience in supporting youth engagement in Seattle and beyond. Brought up through the social justice and youth leadership realm of Seattle, Devon has a strong commitment to being a responsible adult ally and creating space for all voices to be heard and power to be equitable. She has been awe-inspired by Arts Corps and Youth Speaks for many years and feels honored to join the ranks hoping some of the creative talent will rub off on her.
Arts Corps AmericCorps Teen Programs Coordinator
As Teen Artist Program Co-Coordinator, Shelby is excited to support the growth of Youth Speaks Seattle and honor its history of community resistance. With their roots in the Denver Minor Disturbance Youth Slam, Shelby is dedicated to carving out authentic political art spaces. Outside Arts Corps, they bring this dedication to arts and movement building to their work with the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites.
Youngstown’s Thelma DeWitty Theater
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
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