The National Youth Leadership Council will be hosting its 19th Annual
National Service Learning Conference in Minneapolis from April 9-12th,
2008. The NSLC is the largest gathering of youths and practitioners
involved in the service-learning movement where participants connect
through three days of plenary sessions, featured forums, and service
Keynote speakers will be: Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa
and urban educator and Pedro Noguera, author of Unfinished Business:
Closing the Achievement Gap in Our Nation’s Schools. Held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.
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The full schedule of events after the jump…
Schedule of Events
Join us at various points during both days for great plenaries,
performances and speeches from the Learn and Serve Conference in
Date: April 10th, 2008
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. (PST)
Plenary session with Pedro Noguerra, author and Urban Educator
Pedro Noguera is one of the most important voices on education reform
and diversity in the United States and an advocate for a strong,
vibrant public education system. A prolific writer, Noguera’s most
recent book is Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap
in Our Nation’s Schools.
8:45 – 10:15 a.m. (PST)
An Unfiltered Conversation with America’s Service Leadership, moderated by David Eisner
Engage David Eisner, Henry Lozano, and Ronald Tschetter – three
avant-garde leaders of our nation’s service agencies – in a frank and
open discussion about the evolving roles of civic engagement and
community service. Representing the Corporation for National and
Community Service, USA Freedom Corps, and the Peace Corps, they will
draw on their unique backgrounds to offer distinct perspectives on
domestic and international service.
11:45 – 1:15 p.m. (PST)
Embracing Hip-Hop Music and Spoken Word Through Service Learning
This innovative forum will explore the connection between hip-hop
music, spoken word, and service- learning. Through presentations and
dialogue, participants will explore the meaning and origin of hip-hop
music and spoken word; explore the social justice and controversial
messages contained in many forms of hip-hop music and spoken word; and
develop a plan of action that will integrate hip-hop music and spoken
word into the service-learning framework.
Date: April 11th, 2008
Be sure not to miss Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an activist who helped end racial segregation in South Africa!
7:00- 8:30 a.m. (PST)
Plenary session with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, human rights activist and Nobel laureate
Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s faith in and commitment to the peaceful
destiny of South Africa earned him the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize. He
served as his country’s voice of conscience during its long struggle
against apartheid. During those years, Archbishop Tutu soothed the
spirits and rallied the hearts of his people with simple words of
passion and dignity. Those words also united the world against South
Africa’s apartheid regime.
8:45 – 10:15 a.m. (PST)
Responding to Tutu’s Global Call to Action
Calling all youths! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear young people’s
reactions to Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s plenary address and global call
to action. You will spend this session responding to issues discussed
in the plenary session such as Jewish relations, Darfur, and HIV/AIDS.
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (PST)
Tabitha Gkid’s workshop on Using Virtual Worlds to Promote Service-Learning!
This session highlights some of the exciting work that young people are
undertaking both on- and off-line to address significant problems faced
by youths in the 21st century. Come hear what youths around the world
are doing in virtual worlds at Global Kids, a New York nonprofit, to
promote service-learning, and learn how you can do the same in your
2:15 – 3:45 p.m. (PST)
Youth in Media: Leveraging Our Power
Are you a middle or high school student who feels that you have
creative media ideas to help change the world? This forum will feature
panelists whose lives are focused on making change through media. This
forum will ask, document, and seek to answer questions such as: What is
the media feeding young people? How can media and service effectively
complement each other to make change?