Registration is FREE for this Peace Leadership Conference!
Tucson’s Annual Youth & Peace Conference (YPC) started in 2011 as a collaborative, community-based, peace-building, youth leadership and violence prevention project. YPC goals include educating and empowering youth to make healthy life choices and gain effective tools to become leaders, practice nonviolence, build peace and strengthen social justice. The Youth & Peace Conference prioritizes youth leadership in planning and presenting this annual event.
The 2020 YPC focused on addressing and ending gender-based violence. Youth Team members expressed their interest in focusing on uplifting the voices of marginalized women, including Black/African American, Latina, Indigenous, and Trans women, emphasizing how, if these communities are safe, our community as a whole is safer for everyone. The 2020 YPC was presented as a virtual event co-hosted by Pima Community College and was organized collaboratively by the 2020 YPC Youth Leadership Team & Adult Logistics Team.
Planning for the 2021 YPC has started. See below for more information about the 2021 Youth and Peace Conference and a listing of the nine conferences previously held, along with the theme or title selected by youth for that year's event. For information, contact YPC Co-Coordinators Ann Yellott (520-991-6781; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Andrea Martinez (520-867-2679; email@example.com).