Post Classifieds

Hundreds of Black men, boys to attend Capitol Hill meeting May 24

On May 20, 2016

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), Black Youth Vote!, Civic Leadership & Engagement Program, Moving From Protest to Policy to the Polls!"  is holding a Black Men & Boys Hill Day Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the District Building located at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW and on Tuesday, May 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Capitol Hill in the Cannon HOB Room 345. 

The event is FREE and open to the public

In April of 2015, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP), Black Youth Vote! Civic Leadership & Engagement Program, hosted its Inaugural BYV! Gathering of Black Men and Boys Day on Capitol Hill & Advocacy Training (BYV GBM Project), at Howard University in partnership with the Ron Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center.

The program trained more than 200 Black men and boys on how to effectively engage their members of Congress. Participants were also encouraged to return to their home states and continue to utilize their newly developed advocacy skills. The advocacy training was led by former Congressman Kendrick Meeks, Ron Walters Fellow, prior to going on Capitol Hill for their congressional visits.

This year’s theme is Moving From Protest to Policy to the Polls! Priority issues include: jobs, education, criminal justice reform, fatherhood and voting rights. A special focus will be added on the importance of increasing incentives and support to HBCUs to attract more Black male teachers and educators. 

Registration is required to attend. The agenda is as follows:             

BYV! Hill Day Advocacy Training Monday, May 23, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

John Wilson Building,1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,, Washington, DC  20004

BYV! Hill Black Men & Boys Day on Capitol Hill Tuesday, May 24,

10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Congressional Policy Briefing on the State of Black Men & Boys, Cannon Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hill Visits to Congressional Offices, Capitol Hill 

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/byv-2016-gathering-of-black-men-and-boys-day-on-capitol-hill-advocacy-training-registration-24754049027

Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly

More districtchronicles News Articles

Recent districtchronicles News Articles

Discuss This Article

GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER

TODAY'S PRINT EDITION

Log In

or Create an account

Employers & Housing Providers

Employers can list job opportunities for students

Post a Job

Housing Providers can list available housing

Post Housing

Log In

Forgot your password?

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
OR
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format