Anytown Alabama, is a weeklong, residential teen social justice and leadership summit designed to give students in grades 9 through 11 from the greater Birmingham metro area an intensive and interactive learning experience, discussing social justice issues and learning leadership skills. Anytown Alabama 2021 is held at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Alabama.
Started by the National Conference for Community and Justice (a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America) in 1989, Anytown Alabama has a 30-year long history of empowering student delegates as leaders in the community.
Each year, student participants (called delegates) spend the week in a refreshingly open and supportive environment sharing their cultures and beliefs, and developing leadership skills and new perspectives. Each day, delegates are immersed in different workshops and activities. Past topics have included race and socioeconomics, religious oppression, and creating inclusive communities.