Young people are valued members of our society that are often overlooked or not considered when discussing violence prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 9 female and 1 in 36 male high school students report experiencing sexual assault within the last year. We know that numbers only tell a small piece of the full story, so we must center young voices and engage together to build safe, healthy, equitable and loving communities.
The examples we set for young people shape the way they think about gender, respect and human rights. This panel will be a conversation between local elected officials, Los Angeles' Executive Task Force on Youth Development and youth leaders from Los Angeles. They will discuss the steps taken to create the city’s first youth development department and the role violence prevention efforts must play in the future of our city. Join us!
Denim Day envisions a world in which all youth can pursue their human right to lives free from violence and harassment. Girls, boys, trans youth, and those who exist outside of the binary all deserve liberation and to live in a world without violence.
Violence is preventable.
If we can learn it, we can unlearn it.
Violence is not healthy for people and other living things.
If we can see it, we can stop it.
Silence is violence.
If we can talk about it, we can change it.
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