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Five Core Elements of Youth Organizing

Where Everyone is Valued, Everyone is Safe, and Everyone Can Thrive

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Thursday, February 21st, 2018, 8:30AM – 3:00PM
The Linen Building, 1402 W Grove Street, Boise, ID 83702

Join us for this free two-day workshop sponsored and facilitated by Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence for OVW Rural grantees.

Trainers include Idaho Coalition youth leaders Dalton Tiegs and Tanisha Newton, Kelly Miller and Jennifer Martinez along with Stephanie Ortiz from End Abuse Wisconsin.

This interactive two-day workshop is designed to build your skills and knowledge on each of the five elements through small group work and experiential learning activities to actively involve you and draw on your experiences and knowledge.

  • Element One: Youth and Multi-generational Base-Building to Connect Power Across Rural Communities
  • Element Two: Transformative Youth Leadership by Cultivating Inner Wisdom, Generative Power, and Skills
  • Element Three: Collective Practices to Nurture Youth Wholeness, Healing, and Resilience
  • Element Four: Transformative Campaigns
  • Element Five: Movements to End Gender Violence Rooted in Our Interdependence Across Communities and Issues

OVW Rural grantees and their partners are encouraged to attend!
Limited to 50 participants. Register soon.

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Dalton Tiegs Tanisha Newton Jennifer Martinez Kelly Miller Stephanie Ortiz
Dalton Tiegs headshot Tanisha Newton headshot Jennifer Martinez Kelly Miller headshot Stephanie Ortiz

Dalton Tiegs:

Dalton believes wholly that a world where everyone is valued is entirely possible and is on the way. Dalton believes in the power of youth, queer and trans folx of color, and historically marginalized communities in being able to lead the way in transitioning from the decaying world view to the verdant, healing centered, emergent new world.

Tanisha Newton:

Tanisha believes empowerment is absolutely contagious. Once one finds liberation, their presence begins to spread hope, healing, and wholeness. By cultivating this empowerment, Nisha aspires to co-populate a world of liberation for all of us. After graduating from Boise State as an educator, she hopes to move abroad, continuing her work in teaching & social justice activism

Jennifer Martinez:

Jennifer, a first generation Idahoan and proud daughter of immigrant parents, is deeply committed to creating social change, and brings an intersectional lens into all of the spaces she engages and has done so in the various community organizer and political roles she has held. Jennifer began working for the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence in November 2016 where she oversaw an initiative to increase services for adolescents from historically marginalized communities in rural communities who are abused or sexually assaulted. Jennifer is also a part of a cross movement collaborative in Idaho – a Community of Purpose – to build relationships and leverage power for an emergent world.

Kelly Miller:

Kelly is working toward beloved communities where everyone is valued, everyone is safe and everyone can thrive. Kelly is currently the Executive Director of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence and an alumni cohort member of Move to End Violence, a 10-year nationally recognized initiative of the NoVo Foundation designed to strengthen the collective capacity to end violence against girls and women. After thirty years in anti-violence work as an attorney, prosecutor, and activist, she has been on a transformational journey that has brought clarity to her purpose of our collective liberation to the last girl and a deep understanding that liberation has to begin with ourselves. She deeply believes that in order to move towards a world that is interdependent, resilient and regenerative, we have to live into that vision ourselves. We cannot become what we cannot imagine

Stephanie Ortiz:

Stephanie is the Director of Prevention & Outreach at End Domestic Abuse WI, the State Director of Outreach at Women’s March WI and the Co-Founder of Black Lives United – Green Bay. She became a 1st Generation college graduate from UW- Green Bay, obtaining a Bachelor’s in Democracy & Justice Studies with a Women’s Studies emphasis. Following college, she worked for 4 years as a Rape Prevention Education Specialist at Wise Women Gathering Place coordinating and facilitating prevention programming for Native Youth grades 6-12 in the community she grew up in. Her work at the statewide level now includes providing training and technical assistance to programs throughout WI that are engaging youth in anti-violence work. She is a tireless advocate in building spaces where people of color can see themselves reflected in leadership and the services they navigate through. Stephanie is passionate about helping programs and people understand the importance of engaging young people, intersectional and abolitionist feminism, addressing root causes and working to end oppression in all its forms.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K019 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendation expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.