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Application Deadline: Anacostia 2023 Environmental Justice Academy
Throughout its 55-year history, Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum has partnered with local community organizations, youth advocates, and schools to engage teens in understanding and leading social change. In the spring of 2023, the Museum will launch the first cohort of its hybrid Environmental Justice Academy. An outgrowth of the museum’s Women’s Environmental Leadership (WEL) initiative, the Academy will engage 35 young women and non-binary youth of color living in communities along the Anacostia River in explorations of the intersections of community, justice, and environment. Guided in conversation by women whose work in multiple environmental spaces has effected change at local, regional, national, and international levels, participants will explore the pathways of Advocacy & Public Policy, Arts & Culture, Faith, and Inclusive Leadership (Women & Youth). The Academy is open to young women and non-binary youth of color, ages 14-18, living in communities along the Anacostia River and its tributaries in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland and the District.
To find out more about the program we invite you to attend an informational session: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h8ofbzewmpl7a53/2023%20EJA%20Virtual%20Info%20Flyer.pdf?dl=0
Application sessions in early January: https://www.dropbox.com/s/483voxsnsfk6c9c/2023%20EJA%20Virtual%20App%20Flyer.pdf?dl=0