13th Annual Black Policy Conference


April 7, 2017 to April 9, 2017

This year's conference entitled, "Why We Can't Wait: Mobilize, Inspire, Act!"  seeks to motivate attendees to resist discrimination and demand justice. In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote “Why We Can’t Wait” to outline racial segregation in the United States. King said, “Just as lightning makes no sound until it strikes, the Negro Revolution generated quietly. But when it struck, the revealing flash of its power and the impact of its sincerity and fervor displayed a force of a frightening intensity. Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse, and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper. . . There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair.” 

As the country begins a new era, we will no longer wait for the dream to be fulfilled. We will no longer wait for change to happen. It is time to use our voice and demand a better nation for all. Join us this year to learn how you can mobilize, inspire, and act with your communities!

Please join the conversation at this year's conference as our panels and workshops explore the following issues:

  • Climate Change & Environmental Justice
  • Diversity and Racism in America
  • Education & Charter School Reform
  • Immigration, Religion, & Diaspora Issues
  • Criminal Justice, Policing, & Community Involvement
  • Running for Office & Organizational Politics

Early Bird tickets go on sale on March 1st 2017. Save the date to ensure you get yours before they are sold out!

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Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning