People's Music Network

for Songs of Freedom and Struggle

Youth Creative Convergence at 2018 PMN Winter Gathering

We are looking for workshop offerings for the 2018 Youth Creative Convergence (YCC) at the PMN Winter Gathering! Contact Jay Winell to submit proposals ( Deadline: December 1, 2017.

This is the second year of the YCC in which we are re-imagining and coordinating programming for children and teens.

The YCC is a mini-conference within the PMN Gathering, specifically geared toward kids, teens, and friendly grown-ups. It is a chance to connect around creative projects that promote social and environmental justice.

The program will include childcare offerings and “playshops,” plus a series of workshops specifically designed to inspire and equip teens to address a range of problems creatively! 

We encourage ALL TYPES of PMN related workshops! The YCC will coincide with the scheduling for the rest of the gathering, using 30 and 60 minute time allotments for activities.

Examples of Workshops we hope people will propose include: singing, telling stories, sitting & listening, playing instruments, making messes, moving around, playing games, writing songs, playing theater games, and making skits.

Goals from the Youth Creative Convergence Organizers:

  • Interact and Generate:Participants are invited to create, co-create and improvise with each other.
  • Pass the Torch & People’s History:We share parts of the many histories of artful resistance that inspire us. We engage with the social justice questions of today and consider creative responses. Ideas from youth are celebrated and youth leadership is taken seriously.
  • Lead by Example & Share from Your Heart:Workshop leaders, organizers and performers show generosity and integrity through their offerings.

Jay Winell and Tonez Hall, YCC Co-Organizers

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YCC Workshop Grid at the 2017 PMN Winter Gathering in Greenfeld, MA (1 Pg)