ERIC Number: ED056961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Report of the White House Conference on Youth.
White House Conference on Youth, Washington, DC.
The proposals reported here evolved out of the conference held in Estes Park, Colorado April 18-22, 1971 to find new approaches to ten major issues, and new ways for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 to become more involved in the decision-making processes of the social and political institutions of the United States. 918 youth delegates were invited to represent the national demographic variables: geography, race, sex, age, and current status with respect to school, work, or unemployment; they tended to be actively involved in their communities. The power structure was represented by 500 invited adults from education, business and industry, labor, media, religion, foundations, national organizations, and the arts. Over 500 proposals are included here on: 1) the Draft, National Service, and Alternatives; 2) Drugs; 3) Economy and Employment; 4) the Environment; 5) Foreign Relations; 6) Legal Rights and Justice; 7) Poverty; 8) Race and Minority Group Relations; and, 9) Values, Ethics, and Culture. In summary, there were six apparent themes that ran through all of the work of the conference: 1) Youth Involvement, Rights, and Representation; 2) Community, Self-Control and Participation; 3) Equality and Pluralism; 4) Libertarianism as a freedom to choose ones own way of life; 5) Humanization: individual, social, and economic; and, 6) Humanitarianism. (Author/SBE)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Conference Reports, Drug Abuse, Educational Problems, Employment Problems, Environment, Government Role, Humanism, International Relations, Political Attitudes, Poverty, Program Proposals, Racial Relations, Social Attitudes, Social Problems, Values, World Problems
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Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Youth, Washington, DC.