Tuesday, April 15, 2008

DC Conference: Bridging the Partisan Divide

All paid except airfare (and they chip in for that as well...). Deadline is April 30.

Each year the Arsalyn Program sponsors a national conference designed to serve as a respectful, neutral forum where diverse individuals promoting youth civic and political engagement can meet as collegues. In addition to opportunities for networking, Arsalyn’s national conferences enable participants to look at ways to get involved in the democratic process and develop a sense of common purpose in working toward their goals.

Arsalyn's national conferences are open to individuals and organizations that identify with Arsalyn's mission and are working to promote youth civic and political engagement. Arsalyn provides funding for participants’ travel, lodging, food, and conference materials. To optimize interaction between participants attendance is usually limited to 150 people.

This year’s national conference will take place in Washington DC the 24th through 28th of July and is entitled “Bridging the Partisan Divide: Rediscovering Deliberation.” The goal of the conference is to bring young people together so they can discuss how people with differing opinions can deliberate to solve common problems through the political process.

Find out more here.