Serving as a catalyst for change, we develop, organize and empower individuals and communities to advance equity and opportunity for all.

For 64 years, the Michigan Roundtable has hosted a spring youth conference engaging and connecting young people who care about social justice. The 64th Annual Youth Justice Leadership Conference (#YJLC) continues this tradition by honoring and featuring the work of youth involved in social justice and movement making throughout Michigan.


Join the Regional Youth Interns and the Youth Voice Fellows who are hosting this years conference themed "From One Generation to the Next: Bridging the Gap."  We are also featuring art and spoken word from the Youth Voice Art Project on regional racial segregation.


All youth and adult allies from Michigan are invited to attend. The #YJLC program is designed by and for youth ages 15-25.


We welcome individuals and groups from high schools and college clubs, community organizations and neighborhood groups, religious youth groups, and other youth in social justice programs.


If you would like to host a youth led workshop or exhibit table (resource table), please call Yusef Shakur at 313-459-6008 or email at





9AM - 4PM

Marygrove College

Library Lecture Hall

Confirmed workshops by:


APIA Vote Michigan Youth Organizers

BYP100 Detroit

Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights Students

Detroit Better Youth Outreach Movement

Project Lead

MRDI Youth Disability Rights Organizer

MRDI Regional Youth Interns and more


Topic include:  Disability Rights, Allyship, School to Prison Pipeline, The Black Queer Feminist Lens, Know Your Rights, and more....

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion | 525 New Center One - 3031 W. Grand Boulevard | Detroit, Michigan 48202

Phone: 313-870-1500 - Fax: 313-870-1501