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Our generation has the potential to end slavery. But we need a movement of leaders like you who will refuse to be silent. Join Gary Haugen, IJM staff, justice movement leaders and other passionate college students in Atlanta to learn, worship, connect and take action. Be part of IJM's first-ever gathering for student leaders passionate about God's call to seek justice.
American slaves followed the North Star to freedom–inspiring nineteenth-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass to create The North Star—a newspaper that would connect, inform and inspire those fighting to end slavery. The NorthStar Student Leadership conference seeks to do the same.
ASKED WHY HE CREATED THE NORTH STAR, DOUGLASS IS SAID TO HAVE RESPONDED:
"I STILL SEE BEFORE ME A LIFE OF TOIL AND TRIALS...BUT JUSTICE MUST BE DONE, TRUTH MUST BE TOLD...I WILL NOT BE SILENT."
— FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Learn from justice movement leaders, including IJM President Gary Haugen.
Worship with Christian singer-songwriter Jeremiah Jones (Billboard single "What a Savior").
Connect with passionate student leaders during meals and late-night hangouts. Share ideas and unite the work of justice across campuses.
Take action at a local anti-trafficking ministry, doing the work of justice firsthand and learning from local leaders in the movement.
9500 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Monday, August 5 — Registration 7:30 a.m.
(Doors open at 8:45 a.m.)
thru Wednesday, August 7 — Closing 3:00 p.m.
At the Door: $149
Is your school represented in the fight against injustice?
Using #NorthStar13, post a photo of you/your school to Instagram and include why you're excited to be coming. You'll be added here.
Join the conversation on Twitter, using #NorthStar13:
Tag your school colors, event, or gear with #northstar13 on Instagram and we'll represent your campus on the website.
Have a friend passionate about the work of justice and want to see them at Northstar? Invite them now via Facebook or Twitter.
Form an IJM chapter at your school. Unite a group of students concerned about injustice and work together as advocates for the oppressed. Request more information!
WHAT DOES THE REGISTRATION COST COVER?
The price includes access to all 3 days of the event, but does not cover hotels or food. There are a number of hotels and restaurants near the church.
ARE THERE HOTELS NEARBY AND HOW CAN I FIND A ROOMMATE?
We recommend Staybridge Suites, Hyatt Place, The Atlanta Marriot, Hilton Atlanta Northeast, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn.
Interested in sharing a room? Visit the Facebook event page and see if others would like to share.
ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
We have a very limited number of scholarships available based upon need. If you would like to apply, email us at email@example.com describing your desire to come and your financial need.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE?
The full schedule will be released at the event. Registration begins Monday, August 5, at 7:30 a.m. and we will close on Wednesday, August 7, around 3:00 p.m.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT
NorthStar is for college students age 18 to 25.
WHAT IS THE NORTHSTAR SERVICE PROJECT?
We're calling it Serve the City. One afternoon, you will head into the greater Atlanta area to work with one of three local ministries working to end trafficking in the Atlanta area. You will be able to sign up for different opportunities during NorthStar and see firsthand what doing justice really means.
WILL GARY HAUGEN BE THERE?
Yes! Gary will deliver a special message about why your voice matters in the justice movement.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
Tickets are transferable, but non-refundable. If you need to transfer your tickets, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the names of those taking your place.
WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION THAT ISN'T ANSWERED HERE?
Ask us! You can email the NorthStar team at email@example.com.