Welcome to the 2021 AFCOST Symposium. This is our 8th Symposium! Below you will find the schedule and registration.

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Tuesday, May 25 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
SYM Reimagining OST Clubhouse: Youth-Led Spaces that are Driven by Intersectionality and Anti-Oppression FILLING

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Two quotes and frameworks that Puja and Georgia have been using to guide their youth work this year are:
"If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free since our freedom would necessitate the destruction of all the systems of oppression." From The Combahee River Collective Statement.

And the framework that “Youth must first; see the system, name the system, and survive the system, before they start pushing back against the system. All of these steps are youth advocacy” - Georgia Wyman
We find these frameworks foundational in creating youth-led spaces that are driven by intersectionality and anti-oppression. We will be facilitating a conversation around what insights these ideas/frameworks give us about anti-oppressive work and youth leadership and how they can inform our work. 

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Puja Kranz-Howe

Advocacy & Youth Leadership Manager, Cambridge YWCA GOLD Program
Puja Kranz-Howe (he/him) is the Advocacy and Youth Leadership Manager at the YWCA Cambridge. He joined the YWCA Cambridge in December 2019 and leads the Advocacy Department and Youth Programing. Puja is always eager to have conversations about anti-racism, systems of power, and questioning... Read More →
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Georgia Wyman

Youth Leadership Advocate, Cambridge YWCA GOLD Program
Georgia Wyman (they/them) is the Youth Leadership Advocate at YWCA Cambridge. In the past, Georgia has worked with The Girlhood Project at Lesley University and at the Agassiz Preschool. They’ve worked as a paraprofessional and as an after-school teacher, but their most valuable... Read More →

Tuesday May 25, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Zoom Conference