Youth Town Meeting Provides Platform for Student Dialogue
January 22, 2008
The University of San Diego’s 11th Annual WorldLink Youth Town Meeting is a place where middle and high school students have a voice and are given a forum to be heard and valued. Each year, students choose the topic for discussion. They start the meeting with the opening address, convene the sessions as moderators and document it all as journalists.
More than 700 students from 27 middle and high schools in southern California, Mexico, and South Korea will attend the meeting on Jan. 24, 2008, at the Joan. B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on the USD campus. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Untying Global Knots,” focusing on global warming and its complex connections to corporate and governmental affairs, media bias and poverty and health issues. A panel of experts representing government, the legal community, human rights, corporate America, the media and academia will join the meeting. (Full story)