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‘Wake Up’ to spark civic engagement in Truckee Tahoe

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Generation Waking Up (GenUp) is a global campaign to ignite a generation-wide movement of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world. Generation Waking Up (GenUp) is a global campaign to ignite a generation-wide movement of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world.

Join a “Wake up” — The Generation Waking Up Experience — for ages 14-30 on Saturday, Jan. 11, noon to 3 p.m. at For Goodness Sake in downtown Truckee.

Arrive early for refreshments.

“Many people know that big changes need to be made now in the way we treat our environment,” said For Goodness Sake director Andy Hill. “Making our young citizens aware of the real issues and inviting them to come up with new and creative ways to take us into the future is crucial to our survival. The Truckee Wake Up is the perfect platform for helping our youth understand that they do have the power to make a difference.”

GenUp’s mission is to:

Awaken in young people a clear sense of identity and purpose … at this turning point in human history.

Empower young people with training, mentoring, and support to thrive as global citizens, leaders, and change agents in the 21st century.

Connect youth-based social change efforts across issues, geography, and lines of difference, to tap collaborative power and collective action.

The Generation Waking Up Experience is an interactive, multimedia workshop about today’s challenges and opportunities, and inspires participants toward creating a thriving, just, sustainable world.

Through videos, group interaction, and dialogue, GenUp educational programs take participants through explorations of critical questions:

Who are we? Who is the generation coming of age in these times? What makes this generation unique and powerful, with opportunities unlike any that has come before?

What is the state of the world? As a global society, what are the key challenges of environmental sustainability, social justice, and human well-being?

What has to change? What are the ways of thinking that contribute to current crises? How can participants shift the way they see themselves, each other, and the world to create a world that works for all?

What do we do now? What are the positive solutions emerging, and what role can participants play to make them happen? What next steps can be taken in personal lives, at school, and in the community?

Learn more about the WakeUp at www.generationwakingup.org and watch a short video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-9GqB3XRS0.

IMPACT

GenUp educational programs offer tremendous value to students and schools, including:

Igniting students with a passion for positive change

Fostering the personal growth and leadership of students

Bringing awareness to issues of environmental sustainability, social justice and personal well-being

Connecting young people to a sense of purpose and a community of peers with a shared commitment

Sparking local action and civic engagement

For more information about the Wake Up event at For Goodness Sake, visit www.goodnesssake.org, see WAKE UP on home page, or call 530-550-8981.

For Goodness Sake is a nonprofit, non-denominational spirituality center providing a community gathering place, serving everyone from the youngest children to senior citizens. located at 10157 Donner Pass Road in downtown Truckee.

Visit www.generationwakingup.org, eamwakeup@generationwakingup.org 415-561-4522, ext. 136.

Information provided by For Goodness Sake and The Generation Waking Up Experience, a youth adaptation of the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium.


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