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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 

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