Jul 30, 2013
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Black Youth Vote! Civic Leadership & Organizing Conference
Training and Organizing Conference During
March on Washington Week of Activities
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.
Black Youth Vote!, a national grassroots coalition of organizations and individuals committed to increasing political and civic engagement among black youth and young adults between the ages of 18-35.
NAACP Youth and College Division,
National Urban League YP,
The Praxis Project,
100 Black Men of America,
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,Inc
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,Inc
NAN Youth Move,
A. Philip Randolph Institute
League of Young Voters
Advocates for Youth
Hip Hop Caucus
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
WHAT: Black Youth Vote! 10th Annual Black Youth Vote! Civic Leadership and Organizing Training Conference as part of the official 50th Anniversary March on Washington Week of Events
WHEN: Thursday thru Saturday August 22 -24, 2013
WHERE: National Education Association 1201 16th St. NW, Washington, DC.
HOW: Space is limited. Media should RSVP to Edrea at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Wed. Aug. 21, 2013.
Hashtag: #BYV! and #YOUTHMOW