Lasting two days and one night, the second youth-leadership retreat took place at the Eden Hall Campus of Chatham University, where social-distancing guidelines were very easy to maintain. All 16 members were able to take advantage of the beautiful location through various activities outside. From a low ropes challenge course, to camping, to tie-dye.
There were activities around leadership and activism along with lessons on the cycle of oppression and the intersectionality of identity. Members saw how their experiences as Latinos in Pittsburgh are both similar and different through the “Wall,” where they wrote down common misconceptions and micro-aggressions they have received as Latino’s along with where they draw support and pride from, and used it to understand why they joined F.L.Y. Pittsburgh in the first place.