BBYO International Convention 2015 Program Guide - Page 43

members of Congress, and carve out your space in the history books. After all, it’s not who you know, but who knows you - let us make the introduction! Experiencing Israel In the Experiencing Israel track, hosted by Maccabi World Union, get a better idea of what life is like for Israeli teenagers and connect with the Jewish State through music and pop culture! BBYO Leadership Lab: BBYO Stand UP: Human Rights, Center for Civil and Human Rights Tour this hands-on, multimedia museum and engage with a riveting panel of teenage survivors of genocides. The track will conclude with an interactive training on responding to, and helping to prevent, genocides and human rights violations today. Facilitators: Digol Deng, Sudanese Refugee; Ben Kweskin, Community Leader; Majok Marier, Sudanese Refugee; Ngor Mayol, Sudanese Refugee; Kak Sherko Alan, Kurdish Refugee; Juliette Stapanian Apkarian, Associate Professor, Emory University Shuk Details BBYO Leadership Lab: BBYO Stand UP: Civil Rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change Travel to the Martin Luther King Center, a national historic site and global destination that welcomes over a million visitors each year. Tour the Freedom Center and explore the largest collection of King-related history. Hear from a panel of experts and first-hand participants in some of today’s most pressing civil rights issues (racism, human trafficking, immigration and LGBT rights). Then, go deeper into one of the profiled issues and create a plan to take action and respond at home! Facilitators: Dana Smith, Facilitator, Anti-Defamation League’s World of Difference; Rabbi David Spinrad, Rabbi, The Temple; Rebecca Stapel-Wax, Executive Director, SOJOURN  BBYO Leadership Lab: BBYO Stand UP: Homelessness and Poverty, Zaban Couples Center Support couples living at the Zaban Couples Center who are transitioning from homelessness to resettlement and independence. Learn from and interact with the leadership, board members and residents at this unique community center to understand how they provide a safe and encouraging environment for residents as they work to become self-sustaining, contributing members of our community. Facilitators: David Eisner, Executive Director, Repair the World; Donal Noonan, Atlanta Homeward Choir, Founder and Executive Director; Jamie Zinn, Repair the World, Special Projects Director Program Schedule BBYO Leadership Lab: BBYO Stand UP: Adult Developmental Disabilities, Hi Hope Service Center Learn from the leadership at Hi Hope, an organization that supports adults with developmental disabilities by providing services tailored to their needs and desires. Tour their facilities and engage in arts and crafts projects with the clients. There’s much to do to help Hi Hope prep for their annual Valentine’s Day celebration! Facilitators: Telah Brown, Lead Social Worker, Hi Hope Service Center; Christina Pratt, Volunteer Coordinator, Hi Hope Service Center Additional Information Knowing Israel In the Knowing Israel track, hosted by iCenter and StandWithUs, you’ll get to experience Israel on a deeper level by delving into your own personal relationship with Israel, discovering new trends in Israel programming and learning how to become a stronger Israel advocate. BBYO Leadership Lab: BBYO Stand UP: Food Sustainability, Wheat Street Garden Dive into an incredible experience featuring nationa