Last Wednesday, September 23, the World Youth Alliance New York City Chapter welcomed new members by holding its first meeting at the WYA headquarters.
Carissa Tinley, a current North America intern, led the warm and friendly gathering by introducing WYA’s mission, vision, history and upcoming events. Enthusiastic and passionate about WYA’s work, she shared with the participants how the internship had transformed the way she viewed and approached things in life. “My life has been drastically changed at WYA. I approached everything that I do very differently because I studied here and attended different advocacy and philosophy trainings,” she said.
Joining the chapter, members will get together twice a month at the headquarters where discussions and featured speakers will focus on ideas such as human dignity, freedom, solidarity among others. The WYA NYC Chapter will also hold movie nights and other cultural events for members to engage in art works that promote the dignity of human person.
For the next meeting on October 5, the topic for the group discussion is dignity. In particular, they will be encouraged to think about why dignity matters, where it comes from, how humans have it as their intrinsic values and why we should promote it.
Tinley encouraged everyone to not only join the group of over one million young people worldwide to stand up for the dignity of the human person but also spread the word about WYA to other youth who is seeking to change the world.
If you’re in the New York area and want to get involved, make sure to check the WYA New York City Facebook Page for updates on Chapter activities.