Ninth Annual Black Youth Vote! Civic Leadership & Organizers Training Conference
Theme: “Enough Is Enough: Vote4Justice!”
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being release by Black Youth Vote!:
Black Youth Vote, the youth initiative of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.
3-day Civic Leadership and Organizers Training Conference (Schedule for day 1 of the conference)
DATE: Thurs. April 5, 2012 TIME: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
3:00 pm – 3:40 pm
Social Justice Issues Session: Vote4Justice
The Impact of Racial Profiling on Black Males
I Am Trayvon. You Are Trayvon. We Are Trayvon!
Opening Remarks: Cynthia Swann, Senior Counsel and Director, Minority Community Outreach, National Education Association
Introduce Speaker: Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, NCBCP
Rashid Kwame Shabazz
Program Officer, Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Open Society Foundations – U.S. Programs
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Training Part 2: Public Policy – Issue Organizing
What’s At Stake for Youth in the 2012 Election Cycle and Beyond
Moderator: Monifa Bandele
Arisha Hatch, Campaign Director, Color of Change;
Janaye Ingram, DC Bureau Chief, National Action Network
Janna M. Pea, Campaign Communications Specialist, Organizing Department – Making Change at Walmart, UFCW
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Training Part 3: Building Your Base & Coalition Building
Building the Base to Maximize the Power and Impact of the Black Youth Vote to Move a Social Justice Public Policy Agenda in 2013 and Beyond
Facilitator: Jessica Brown, State Coordinator, FL BYV, FCBCP
AyeNay Abye, Political Director, The Praxis Project
Lori Peterson, Indiana State Coordinator, Executive Director, Central Organizing District
LaToia Jones, Senior Associate, Human Rights and Community Relations, American Federation of Teachers
National Education Association
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Over the past 15 years, Black Youth Vote! has been leading a movement to increase Black youth voter participation and engagement. The NCBCP ‘s combined Unity/Black Youth Vote! Campaigns registered over 200,000 voters since 2004 and trained over 2,000 youth as part of the Black Youth Vote! program. The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation has served as an effective convener and facilitator at the local, state and national levels of efforts to address the disenfranchisement of underserved and other marginalized communities through civic engagement.
SOURCE Black Youth Vote!