12th Annual Youth & Peace Conference


8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 22, 2023

Tucson’s Annual Youth & Peace Conference (YPC) started in 2011 as a collaborative, community-based, peacebuilding, youth leadership and violence prevention project. YPC goals include educating and empowering youth to make healthy life choices and gain effective tools to become leaders, practice nonviolence, build peace, and strengthen social justice in Tucson and other Southern Arizona communities. The Youth & Peace Conference prioritizes youth leadership in planning and presenting this annual event. The Youth Leadership Team takes responsibility for choosing the title and theme for each year’s event and selecting workshops, speakers, performers, dialogue circles and other activities to highlight that theme. The 2023 YPC Youth Team members have identified this year’s theme as, “Empathy: The Key to Humanizing & Uniting Our Communities.”

The conference will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023 at Pima Community College West Campus from 8:30AM – 2:00PM

Exhibitor and School/Youth registration opens mid-August. SIROW has been a sponsor of the Youth & Peace Conference and served on the Adult Logistics Planning Team for the past three years. Visit the YPC website (https://www.youthandpeace.org/) for updates.