Black Youth Vote! Organizing and Training Conference
Aug 22, 2013 8:00 AM - Aug 24, 2013 11:30 PM
Washington, DC - Black Youth Vote! (BYV!), the young adult initiative of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), will host their 10th Annual Black Youth Vote! Civic Leadership and Organizing Training Conference as part of the official 50th Anniversary March on Washington Week of Events surrounding the 2013 March on Washington. Sponsored in part by the National Education Association (NEA), Comcast and Open Society Foundations, the multicultural conference will take place August 22 -24 at the NEA National Headquarters, 1201 16th St. NW, Washington, DC. The conference will feature skills building sessions training the young leaders on things like integrating voter data, social media and technology, the group will devote day two to organizing training and strategic planning around issues impacting young adults. In light of the slaying of Trayvon Martin, and the subsequent not-guilty verdict in the case against his killer, George Zimmerman, there will be a special men only, Gathering of Black Men moderated by Jeff Johnson, television host and political activist. The session, I Am Trayvon, will allow the black men talk with other young men about issues that impact them disproportionately and come up with tactics and actions that can be initiated in local areas.
National Education Association