Webinars and Virtual Trainings

Learn the skills needed for leadership on inclusion and social justice in your club, group, school, and community.

Upcoming Webinars

We will post upcoming webinars as soon as details become available. It is our goal to host at least one webinar per month during the school year. YCD webinars are free for all to attend. To make sure you are notified of upcoming webinars, make sure to sign up for YCD!

January 24

Virtual Webinar

Responding to Book Bans and Censorship in Schools

Join this webinar to hear strategies for handling book ban challenges that target youth of color and LGBTQ+ youth.

Past Webinars

Confronting Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

Listen to this webinar to hear from Jewish and Muslim community leaders about their experiences with religious and ethnic-based hate and marginalization; the connections between anti-Semitism and Islamophobia; and strategies on how to respond to hate and discrimination when you witness or experience it.

Immigrant Youth Share Their Stories

Hear a conversation between two immigrant youth as they share their immigration stories, and discuss what it was like for them to adjust to life in the United States. This conversation features Angel, who immigrated from Mexico at age 3, and Raima, who immigrated from India at age 10.

How to Start (or Improve) a Youth-Led Inclusion and Justice Club

Whether you are a student or educator, whether you are just starting a club or group or have an existing one — YCD provides a helpful series of exercises and ideas so your group can organize, find resources, and create an action project to advance inclusion and justice.

#ActuallyAutistic: Understanding Autism and Neurodiversity

There are so many stereotypes and misunderstandings about autism and neurodiversity, often perpetuated by groups that claim to support autistic people but are led by non-autistic people. Listen to this session, hosted in partnership with the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE), to hear from three panelists who are actually autistic about their experiences, and what everyone needs to know to be better allies to the neurodivergent community.

Combatting Attacks on and Protecting Trans and LGBTQ+ Youth

Join YCD and guest speakers to hear about the recent spike in anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in state capitals across the country in 2023 — and more importantly, how to combat or push back against these attacks.

Reparations 101

In this webinar we explore the history of Black Americans in this country and the inequities they have faced, and then turn to discuss reparations — or reparative solutions — being offered to address this history of oppression.

Understanding Youth Homelessness

In this webinar we explore what causes young people to become homeless in the first place, learn about their experiences while unhoused, and also discuss strategies that help young people find housing again.

Native Youth Activists Speak Out

In this video we hear from Mason Estes, Leala Pourier and Lily Joy Winder about their activism work to advance racial, indigenous and environmental justice, as well as a group conversation about what celebrating Indigenous People’s Day is about, how they spent the day, why it’s important, and why it should be much more than one day.