Youth Social Justice Institute     July 27-31 2020 / 1 - 4PM daily / for young adults in high school

Build your social justice toolkit

The Museum of Tolerance (MOT) invites you to come together virtually with youth from across Los Angeles to reflect, connect, and gain tools for change. This institute will amplify youth voices and drive actions for building an equitable and just society.

Why at MOT? Museums foreground truth, context, and first-hand voices as essential for understanding our world. The MOT's 'Inside-Out' approach invites participants to reflect on their own identities and experiences as they deepen understanding of others. New possibilities to make change together happen.

You will work with special guest presenters to:

  • Engage in _SpaceToTalkAbout Race - a dialogue that leads to action. 
  • Learn the latest research and practices on implicit bias and how to stop it. 
  • Gain new communication skills for difficult conversations from Antonio Rodriguez of Latin American Leadership Academy (LALA).
  • Experience the Combat Hate: Digital Empowerment Workshop for skills in taking digital control. 
  • Explore the power of art through virtual exhibits from California African American Museum and ONE Archives (LGBTQ history). 
  • Hear and meet inspirational historical figures such as Dr. Terrence Roberts of the Little Rock Nine and Holocaust Survivor and artist Gabriella Karin

This interactive institute is offered via Zoom using breakout rooms, whiteboards, polling and other digital tools.

*Participation is required for all five days, and students are expected to participate in conversations and workshops. There will be short internet-based activities to complete after each session.

**All participants will prepare and share a final 1 minute video presentation on the last day, before the certificate ceremony.


Meet Your Host: Lloyd Wilkey

Lloyd Wilkey is a human relations consultant, experienced trainer, facilitator, organizer, and coach. He has worked successfully with government agencies, school districts, non-profits, law enforcement, and business interests to forge alliances and push for progress. He is a youth program director, coach, and mentor for Keep It Real Boxing in Inglewood and Hollywood. He works to encourage the strengthening of family ties, prevent community violence, and promote youth leadership and fair and equitable treatment in schools. Lloyd is a recognized expert on community/police relations, advocating for policies and procedures which will result in transparency, accountability, and restorative justice. Lloyd is a valued faculty member of the Simon Wiesenthal Center-Museum of Tolerance and a National Trainer for the Anti-Defamation League. A student of multiple disciplines, he is also an accomplished singer, boxer, personal trainer and brings art, music, and humor to everything he does.