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Teens help form human dignity group

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Community invited to show support at a meeting March 15 at the library annex

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Cara Shufelt will be the guest speaker.The Jefferson County Library District's Teen Book Club invites people to come help them form a Human Dignity Advocacy Coalition for Jefferson County at a meeting tonight, Wednesday, March 15, in the upstairs of the library's Rodriguez Annex, from 5-7 p.m. Food will be served.

Cara Shufelt, of the Rural Organizing Project, is making her second visit to Madras, to help form a local human dignity group. The first meeting was held in September.

This advocacy group will be committed to consciousness-raising as well as protecting and validating members of the community who are often disenfranchised, mistreated, or marginalized.

Teens in the book club want to organize like-minded, kindhearted people to work for the fair treatment, equality, and rights of their neighbors, including people of color, immigrants, the undocumented, LGBT, the homeless, the elderly, and the mentally and physically handicapped.

They feel they can use their privilege to improve the lives of those around them.

Come join these very enthusiastic and compassionate youth in making the community a safe and welcoming place, and better the world right here in Jefferson County.