Youth and Young Adults

LGBT Youth Foster Parent Information Session – January 28, Columbia, MD

Wednesday, January 28, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045
Hour-long panel, followed by Q&A

Equality Maryland is partnering with Hearts & Homes and PFLAG Howard County to host an Information Session for potential foster parents, specifically in consideration of the needs of LGBT foster youth.

Skill-Based Training and Advocacy Opportunity for Young Adults – March 14-17, Washington, DC

March 14-17
Washington, DC
Registration Deadline March 1

The Spring Lobby Weekend will feature time to explore our moral grounding for working on climate change, a “deep dive” look at current climate justice issues and the need for changes in federal policy. We’ll offer lobbying training, and then Hill meetings with legislators and their staff.

2015 DC Interfaith Leadership Summit-February 7, Washington, DC

Saturday, February 7, 2:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Washington, DC
The purpose of this gathering is to provide a day of focused dialogue among young DC area leaders from a variety of faith traditions (as well as those from multi-faith and no faith backgrounds) who are dedicated to building interfaith relationships with peers and allies. The summit is open to DC area residents, ages 18-39, who hold a position of responsibility in their community/organization.

Raising Children for Peace and Justice: A Dialogue – January 8, Gaithersburg, MD

Thursday, January. 8, 7:30 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Gaithersburg. Directions and additional details here.

It Runs in the Family, Frida Berrigan’s new book, is about how parents can create lasting and meaningful bulwarks between their kids and the violence endemic in our culture. It posits discipline without spanks or slaps or threats of violence, while considering how to raise thoughtful, compassionate, fearless young people committed to social and political change.