On Saturday, April 7th, over 95 8th grade and high school students from schools around the DMV area gathered on the SSFS campus for the 2018 Youth Peace Conference, Sandy Spring's annual youth-led social justice conference, for a day of social activism, powerful discussions, and community connections. This year's conference featured a keynote panel with UndocuBlack Network Founder Gabby Jackson, BYM Inclusion Coordinator Dyresha Harris, and author and poet Tariq Touré, along with student-facilitated workshops and other activities.
YPC's success this year was due in large part to the passionate and powerful Upper School student and faculty organizers, the generosity of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting's Peace Committee, and the incredible student participants who joined us on Saturday. Organizers were inspired by the potential for social activism in this generation and look forward to continuing SSFS's commitment to value-driven action.
For pictures from the event, click here.