Youth Voice at CSW 2011!
“And it shall come to pass…God says, that I will pour out My spirit upon all mankind; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy…” Acts 2:17
The youth voice and participation within the UN community is both vital and informative in creating positive and objective intergenerational dialogue on global women’s issues. Understanding this necessity, Ecumenical Women has undertaken the task to ensure delegations of young adults connect on these issues and create networking opportunities for future collaboration. Students and young professionals have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of older women and men who have participated in CSW in the past, and the older generations learn from the fresh perspectives of youth engaged in their faith communities, universities and grassroots movements at the local level.
This year we will gather our delegations at two different times and locations:
1. February 19 from 5-8pm at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 155 E. 22nd Street, New York, NY – which is within walking distance of Seafarers and International House were several delegations are being housed, for time to get to know each other and reflection.
2. Monday, February 21 from 6-9 in the Chapel at Seafarers and International House, 123 East 15th Street, New York, NY to plan the worship service for the next morning.
We invite you to join us and participate by beginning to reflect on CSW 2011’s theme of ACCESS for our worship service. “What does access mean to you? How does it impact the issues you are interested in?” Please bring bible verses, prayers, interactive and creative liturgies, symbols, songs, or liturgical dances that you think are relevant to this year’s theme.