Safe Berks 20th Annual Silent Witness March & Dedication
Monday, October 18, 2021
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
11 a.m. – Gather at Safe Berks, 255 Chestnut St., Reading
11:20 – 11:50 a.m. – We will march silently to Reading Area Community College’s Schmidt Training & Technology Center
Noon – 12:40 p.m. – Dedication Ceremony
12:45 – 2 p.m. – Lunch will follow the Ceremony
Masks are required. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 and protect the public health, Safe Berks will follow all CDC guidelines. If there are any changes to this event, we will update this web page and will also post changes on our Facebook page.
Any questions, or to RSVP, contact Delio Santana, Manager of Education and Outreach Programs, at 610-370-7811 or DelioS@SafeBerks.org.
Camp Safe Berks 2021!
Or stop by Safe Berks, 255 Chestnut St., Reading, any weekday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and ask for a Camp Safe Berks application!
Applications are due by July 16, 2021. Space is limited to first 30 registered campers.
Who: Youth in Berks County, ages 13-18, including rising seniors in high school.
What: Camp Safe Berks, a project of Safe Berks, is a fun and interactive summer day camp for Berks County youth who are interested in issues of social justice and change. Participants in the camp will explore the existence of inequality and violence in our society, and how they can participate in significant social change. They will also meet new friends and positive adult role models.
When: July 26-30, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 701 Penn St., Reading
Free Transportation Available!
Camper Applications can be delivered or mailed to Safe Berks, 255 Chestnut St., Reading, PA 19602. Applications due by July 16, 2021.
For more information about Camp Safe Berks, please contact Delio Santana, Manager of Education & Outreach Programs, at 610-370-7811 or email DelioS@SafeBerks.org.
Camp Safe Berks – A Teen Alliance to End Violence
Camp Safe Berks is a free week-long summer day camp which brings together Berks County youth and adults to form alliances of support that promote peace and justice in our schools and communities.
Camp Safe Berks begins the process of developing youth as leaders in oppression-work and is built on the principle that violence is anything that hinders, limits, or damages us as human beings, including not only direct hurt but the long-term internalized effects of that hurt.
Throughout the week we will focus on several Oppressions including Adultism, Racism, Sexism, Heterosexism, and Classism. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the role Oppression plays in being a “root cause” of violence in our society. Participants will engage in honest discussions and group activities that will build over the week. These activities are designed to further cultivate their ability to build empathy and acceptance of differences in others.
In addition, participants will learn and develop the skills to see, understand, address social injustice, and build strategies to be promoters of peace and justice in their schools and communities. Camp Safe Berks is designed to ignite a passion within youth participants to not only spur their own personal growth, development and improved well-being, but also to become champions for social justice change throughout their community.