Title

WorldLink 16th Youth Town Meeting

Event Start DateThursday, January 24, 2013
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Event Start Time7:15 am - 2:00 pm
CostCost: free
Message

Each January, over 700 middle and high school students from San Diego County and Baja Mexico participate in WorldLink's annual Youth Town Meeting (YTM), where they meet with representatives from public and private organizations. YTMs are grounded in the belief that youth have much to offer and much to gain from discussion with experts and professionals regarding the complexities and challenges of international affairs.

On Thursday, January 24, 2013, local youth will attend WorldLink's 16th YTM, "Changing Worlds: Media's Power and Influence." This year's student-selected theme will focus on the following subtopics: social media's revolutionary change, the relevance of traditional media, the relationship between media and government, media as a humanitarian voice and media as a global activist. In preparation for the 16th YTM, WorldLink high school interns produced the annual WorldLink Reader – an online tool providing youth worldwide the important background knowledge on topics of this year's YTM.

This event is closed to the public. However, the general public may volunteer at this event. To volunteer, please contact Megan Theriault at mtheriault@sandiego.edu or (619) 260-7618.

 

 

WorldLink ~ Connecting Youth to Global Affairs is a unique, year-round program that provides opportunities for middle and high school youth from San Diego and Baja California to meet world leaders and experts. Through WorldLink’s innovative and experiential focus on global education, students learn about issues facing us locally and internationally, and engage in thoughtful discussions about solutions in a forum where their voices are heard and valued.

ContactDebbie Martinez | dmartinez@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-7568
Web Addresspeace.sandiego.edu/worldlink