When: November 10, 2011 10:00 AM (Thursday) – November 13, 2011 02:00 PM (Sunday)
Where: Camp Sasamat
Details: Interested in global issues? Want to learn more and meet other amazing youth who want to change the world? Come to Symposium!
This November marks the 27th year that the Global Issues Symposium for Youth has been empowering youth to take action on critical global issues. Symposium is an intense experiential learning event for 65 BC high school students (grades 10 – 12). Covering topics such as International Humanitarian Law, refugees, weapons, food security, and HIV/AIDS, volunteer Resource Leaders encourage participants to explore the issues personally.
Symposium does more than just raise awareness about the issues explored through hands-on activities. It also helps youth take action by providing tangible tools through skill-development workshops and networking opportunities. It is not a lecture or a conference but a highly interactive and engaging weekend where participants can feel free to be themselves, ask questions and learn more how our world works. To wrap up the weekend, the Take Action fair helps connect youth with other local and international humanitarian organizations.