Global Activism: International Youth Volunteer Summit

February 23, 2006

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Nathaniel Whittemore—Student, Northwestern University; Organizer, International Youth Volunteer Summit; Member, Just Naïve Enough; Participant, Open Shutter Project
Miriam Young—Student, University of Illinois; Delegate, International Youth Volunteer Summit

Students at Northwestern University are hosting a summit to encourage future global activists. They are hosting 100 delegates from around the U.S. and the world. Delegates propose projects to make the world better—from Young's project of building a playground to keep children from becoming landmine victims in Senegal, to making crafts from former weapons casings in the Balkans. Students participate in workshops and compete to get their projects funded.

International Youth Volunteer Summit organizers Just Naive Enough will present an exhibit from their Open Shutter Project in conjunction with the IYVS. The exhibit will include photos, videos and drawings collected in Uganda. The display will be up February 24-26, 2006 at Northwestern University's Norris Student Center on the Second Floor. There will be an opening reception from 7-9 pm on Friday, February 24, 2006.