A Time to Unite Virtual Festival

Join us for a free, virtual, youth-led festival and fundraiser on October 10-11, 2020.

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A Time to Unite: Celebrating Diversity Digitally

October 10-11, 2020
A free, youth-led virtual festival and fundraiser

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The Student Virtual Board of YCD is proud to announce its plans to create a weekend, youth-led virtual festival and fundraiser — A Time to Unite: Celebrating Diversity Digitally.

This virtual festival will feature interviews, panels, performances, and more created and curated by students from across the U.S. to address the unique challenges faced by young people in 2020.

The event will take place over the weekend of October 10-11, 2020, and is free to watch/attend for everyone.

See below for a detailed schedule of topics and themes! Speakers will begin to be announced starting the week of September 13!

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Topics and Sessions

The Student Virtual Board is developing a robust and exciting list of topics for interactive sessions throughout the Festival weekend! Planned workshops and session topics include:

Saturday, October 10, 2020

11:00 am MT

How to be a Youth Activist

  • Including students’ personal experience with activism
  • Being an activist in the streets vs. at home

12:00 pm MT

Focus on: Native Communities

  • Native women leading in politics
  • The epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW)
  • Native drum performance

1:00 pm MT

How to be an Ally

  • Microaggressions
  • Cultural appropriation
  • Ally vs. accomplice

2:00 pm MT

Impact of COVID-19

  • Impact on homelessness and low-income families
  • Impact on the disabled community
  • Impact on youth and students
  • Impact on youth sports and athletics

4:00 pm MT

Mental Wellness Workshop

  • Art therapy from home that everyone can participate in!

Sunday, October 11, 2020

11:00 am MT

Black Lives Matter

  • BLM and Intersectionality
  • Student experiences with the school-to-prison pipeline
  • Colorism

1:00 pm MT

Religious Diversity and Interfaith Dialogue

  • Understanding lesser known religions and faiths
  • Faith as a foundation for social justice and action

2:00 pm MT

Inclusion in Teen Athletics and Activities

  • Socioeconomic barriers to youth participation in sports
  • How to build inclusive athletic teams and cultures

3:00 pm MT

Focus on: LGBTQ+ Youth

4:00 pm MT

Gender Justice in 2020

  • Understanding non-binary genders
  • The need for feminism in 2020

Tickets and Registration

The Festival is free and open to the public, and tickets are not required. However we do encourage you to sign up for the YCD mailing list in order to stay notified of developments as the Festival nears!

Donations and Sponsorship

The Student Virtual Board is working hard to plan A Time to Unite, but needs your support. We need to raise a total of $30,000 from the community to make this program a success and keep YCD’s virtual programs going. Please consider a donation or sponsorship to support these teens’ efforts.

Donations

Individuals may donate online using the form below. Donations will be directed specifically to support this program.

Sponsorships

Sponsorships are available for businesses and organizations at a wide variety of levels and come with significant benefits to show attendees your support of their cause:

Platinum Sponsor: $5,000+

  • Prominent mention of sponsorship over YCD social media channels
  • Prominent mention in post-event email blast to YCD mailing list
  • All benefits of lower sponsorship levels

Gold Sponsor: $1,000+

  • Mention of sponsorship over YCD social media channels
  • Mention in post-event email blast to YCD mailing list
  • Display of linked logo on Festival website
  • All benefits of lower sponsorship levels

Silver Sponsor: $500+

  • Verbal and visual recognition by student hosts during Festival
  • Display of unlinked logo on Festival website
  • All benefits of lower sponsorship levels

Bronze Sponsor: $250+

  • Verbal recognition by student hosts during Festival
  • Mention on Festival website

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, or to make your pledge, please contact us.

Contact Info

For any questions, contact YCD’s Executive Director:

Caleb Munro

Caleb Munro

Executive Director
Denver, Colorado
(720) 507-0746
cmunro@ycdiversity.org