Proposals for Workshops

3rd Annual Youth & Peace Conference in Tucson, AZ

Saturday, April 12, 2014 • Higher Ground at Wakefield, 101 W. 44th St.



Plans are underway for the 3rd Annual Youth & Peace Conference, scheduled to take place April 12, 2014 at Higher Ground at Wakefield, 101 W. 44th St. The intended audience is youth from 10 through 23 years old, with an emphasis on middle school and high school students. We are reaching out to youth and adults in the Tucson community and beyond to obtain proposals for workshops, as well as applications for an art show and resource fair to take place at the conference.


All proposal and application forms are available for completion on our conference website:




The Youth Leadership Team is seeking workshop proposals that demonstrate, illustrate or discuss one or more of the three key themes that are the focus of the 2014 conference:

  • Speaking Up Out –This includes standing up and speaking up for ourselves or someone else who is being bullied or treated badly. Speaking out about something that we feel strongly about. Dealing with shyness. Having the courage to say what we mean in a way that others can really hear us.
  • Expressing Ourselves– How to express anger and other strong emotions safely and without harming ourselves or others. Effective, creative, and nonviolent ways to communicate. Using language that connects, respects, and empowers. Recognizing the power of language and thought forms to create reality.
  • Engaging Our Community with Art & Technology– Using art and/or technology to get our ideas out to a larger audience. Addressing injustice through art – music, spoken word, visual art, performance art. Working with social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Please keep in mind the following guidelines when creating your workshop proposals:

  • Workshop are 1 ¼ hours in length.
  • There will be a series of workshops in the morning (11-12:15) and afternoon (2 to 3:15).
  • The morning workshops are intended to focus on skill building with regard to any of the three key theme areas.
  • The afternoon workshops should provide ways for conference participants to “take peace home”, that is, to put into practice or apply the skills that are being learned at the conference. These workshops will also help participants prepare themselves for sharing the information gained during the conference with other youth and adults…at home, in school or after school programs, at church or mosques or elsewhere in their neighborhoods.
  • Workshops should be youth-led or involve youth in the presentation team.
  • A strong preference is given to workshops that are participatory or interactive.

Please use this form below to submit a proposal for our workshop. If you have any questions, please contact: Ann Yellot at 991-6781 or at If you have any issues submititng the form, please email Caitlin Lee