Emancipation Day is a holiday to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which president Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16, 1862. In honor of this historic day, YVCKC is partnering with former YVC volunteer, America Patton, to promote service-learning projects that will address issues such as equity, diversity, inclusion, reconciliation, anti- bullying, and race in the United States. Youth will engage in a collective, virtual service-learning project that focuses on freedom and emancipation with their peers and diverse leaders from Kansas, Missouri, and beyond. The virtual events for the Emancipation Day of Service will be taking place over Zoom between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17. To join these events, scan the barcode on the flyer below or use the Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode. More information about the event schedule and details can be found here.
Youth who are interested in attending these events in person, or those who have additional questions, should contact America Patton at email@example.com. We look forward to learning and serving with you!
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