To replace our 20th Anniversary Luncheon, The Mockingbird Society proudly presents a special Speaker Series: Through the Lens of Lived Experience. We’ll gather (virtually) to learn from and celebrate some of the leaders who are leaving a living legacy of change, benefiting the young people and families of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
This three-part series will take place at 7:20PM (PST) on October 1st, 15th, and November 12th, please mark your calendars! To learn more about our speakers, and how you can engage with the series please click here.
Thank you to our advocates, partners, and supporters for joining us for another powerful Youth Leadership Summit! We're grateful for your commitment to transforming the systems that impact so many young people.
You can watch the full event using the link below. Chapter presentations begin at 18:35. https://youtu.be/7htgax9ImU8
Mockingbird remains committed to leveraging our platform to disrupt the systemic and structural racism in the foster care and youth homelessness response systems. We know Black children are 2.2 times and Native American children are 2.9 times more likely to be placed into foster care than white children; Black youth are 6 times more likely and Native American youth twice as likely to become homeless than white youth.
We will work even harder towards justice and equity in these systems, ensuring that our policies are informed by those disproportionately impacted by them. And that outcomes for young people and families who experience these systems are not predictable based on race.
Please click read more for a message from our Executive Director.
COVID-19 has hit our communities hard. This crisis magnifies inequities faced by young people and families experiencing foster care or homelessness and amplifies the need for The Mockingbird Society’s advocacy.
During this pandemic we are elevating the voices of youth and families to: