PAS Lynchburg – Student Registration
Congratulations! Your child has been nominated to attend the Lynchburg Prejudice Awareness Summit, scheduled for January 12, 2023.
Thanks to support from Atlantic Union Bank, there is no cost for your student to attend! PAS, which was founded by Jewish Women International, is conducted by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. The 2023 Lynchburg Prejudice Awareness Summit is hosted at Randolph College. Coalition Partners for this year’s program are HumanKind, the University of Lynchburg and YWCA Central Virginia.
VCIC has conducted this program for middle school students in Virginia for nearly 20 years. It is designed to bring nearly 100 students from across a geographic area to discuss ways to combat prejudice in their schools. You can find a report from previous programs held in Richmond and Lynchburg here.
The program curriculum takes participants through a process of awareness-to-action. Students learn to recognize prejudice and intolerance, and to respect others. They work closely with their peers from a wide range of ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Trained facilitators guide the students through small group learning activities that explore personal experiences with discrimination and develop conflict resolution skills.
Transportation should be arranged by your student’s school. Lunch is provided by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.
Please complete the registration form to ensure your child’s registration by December 16. Once your child is registered, they will receive an email from your school point of contact with the attendance link.
If you have any questions, please contact VCIC’s Director of Educational Programs Tally Botzer by email at tbotzer@inclusiveVA.org.
We look forward to the chance to work with your child on January 12!