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December 12, 2003

First meeting with Adam & Tonia

Tomorrow, for the first time, I'm meeting face-to-face with Adam Fletcher of freechild.org and Tonia Valadez of the new Youth Centered Youth Development Institute. Below is a list of questions that I brainstormed, trying to figure out what we should ask about each other. ...I have an idea percolating, that this list might form the basis for a "Survey of YL Leaders" at some future date.

Personal History:
How did you get involved in YL work?
Talk about the intent of your current projects.
What are your long-term goals?
How do you see your commitment to YL evolving in the future?
Other issues that you're involved with?
Partners, life situation?
Day job?

What groups do you know of in the Northwest region?
What individuals do you know personally who are invested in YL work?
What is the state of the movement as you see it?
Who do you see as the big players right now?

Skill Sets and Goals:
What are your pet issues, the things that really make you passionate?
What are your activist strengths?
What are your activist weaknesses?
Is there anything you need help to accomplish?
What crazy ideas for new projects do you have?

Posted by Sven at December 12, 2003 12:37 AM


Have you got to the reading list on freechild yet? There is got along way to go, but it is a start. And people are biting. I get people sending me inspired and angry emails in response to the books listed... http://freechild.org/ReadingList/

Let's talk more soon. I'm excited for January.

Posted by: Adam at December 23, 2003 09:40 PM

So how did the meeting go? Two great minds in the youth rights movement get together there should be fireworks. But I didn't hear anything.

Please let us know. And PLEASE post to the Youth Rights Leader List. Its such a great resource that is totally being unused.

Posted by: KPalicz at February 20, 2004 08:53 AM