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Law and Social Change Jam
July 25-30, 2017, Millerton, NY, USA – This 3rd annual Jam will bring together diverse lawyers and law practitioners, who are vital to co-creating a better world, in environment, human rights, criminal justice, land rights, immigration, alternative economies, and more, and who want to heal and deepen their connections on personal, interpersonal and systemic levels. Core partners: Chris Tittle, Parag Khandhar, Judi Cohen, Jeff Carolin.
Southern Leadership Jam
August 4-9, 2017, Highlander Center, Knoxville, TN, USA – Diverse and intergenerational changemakers from the US South will gather for this 5th annual Jam to co-create a safe space for truth telling, healing, compassion, and understanding. They will envision the New Normal and how to get there from the current context of erosion of voter rights, discrimination, and unjust policies facing the US South today. Core partners: Jayanni Webster, Fight for $15; Ekua Adisa and Ashley Cooper, Mycelium; Jovan Julien, Project South; Hannah Sadtler; Malika Sanders-Fortier, Grassroots Democracy; Jessica Norwood, Emerging Changemakers Network.
Anatolia Youth Leadership Jam
August 23-30, 2017, Mardin, Turkey – This 7th annual Jam will unite 30 social changemakers from around Turkey to focus on self-awareness and healing, ecological renewal, community connection, social entrepreneurship, health and well-being, community media and building a transformative vision and future for Turkey. For the first time, it will be held in southeast Turkey, to more directly make opportunities to include members of the Kurdish community and Syrian refugee community. Core partners: Hanzade Germiyanoglu, Esra Debeli, Asil Dugan, Burak Dindaroglu, Argin Kubin, Ayse Gokce Bor.
North America Leadership Jam
September 10-17, 2017, Quaker Center, Ben Lomond, CA – YES!’s longest-running program, which has helped to birth so many Jams around the country and has been happening for the last 12 years. Diverse multigenerational leaders from around North America commited to co-creating a shared vision, finding common points of collaboration, healing historic divides, and exploring the self.
Egypt Youth Leadership Jam
November 11-17, 2017, Fayoum, Egypt – This fourth annual Jam will engage diverse change-makers, ages 20-40, from varying religious, ethnic, economic, geographic, national and professional backgrounds from around Egypt. It will be organized and facilitated by a team of alumni of past Egypt Jams.