Millennial Summit

This Year’s Theme

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Leadership Can’t Wait


DALLAS, TX | JULY 6–9 2017

INFORM → ORGANIZE → TRAIN → ENGAGE

The Next Generation Action Network will host its inaugural National Millennial Summit, Thursday, July 6th through Sunday, July 9th at the Dallas Convention Center in downtown Dallas, Texas.

Our country has faced some adversity and setbacks within the last few years that has led to a very divided nation. These challenges are critical to a conversation, a plan of action, and a new agenda of civil rights for all people. Our summit theme is “Enough is Enough: Leadership Can’t Wait.” Invited guests include: Senator Bernie Sanders, Martin Luther King III, Dr. Bernice King, Ava Duvernay, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

This year, we will focus on the progression and regression of civil rights in America, and how to transform lives from hopelessness to hopefulness. Our summit is geared towards reaching diverse millennials in America to inform, organize, train, and engage. Our program features a variety of panel discussion, forums, and workshops including, but not limited to: environmental protection, policy reform, mass incarceration, community and police relations, and grassroots mobilization.

 

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Schedule

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12:00
Summit Registration
14:00
Plenary Session: From Protest2Politics

This time will be used to welcome participants and introduce NGAN.

16:00
Dinner on your own
17:00
Pre-Screening Reception

Meet VIP Summit sponsors and special guests.

18:00
Film Screening of the Documentary, 13th
19:30
Panel Discussion: Mass Incarceration

Marcus Hughes, President of NGAN — DMV

08:00
Memorial Breakfast for Victims of Violence

Prominent clergy will offer prayers and words of condolence for victims of violence with a focus on those killed by police, as well as the five police officers killed in Dallas last year, and victims of community violence.

08:00
Summit Registration
09:30
Plenary Session: 2018 — America’s Future Depends on YOUth
11:00
Workshop III: Capacity Building & Sustainable Community Direct Action
11:00
Workshop I: Policy Reform — Local, State, & Federal
11:00
Workshop II: Media & Activism, Who’s Telling Our Story
11:00
Workshop IV: Training for Grassroots Mobilization
12:30
NGAN Legal Advocacy Fund Luncheon
14:30
Workshop III: Community/Police Relations
14:30
Workshop IV: Economic Justice — Poverty

We’ll discuss movements and topics such as Banking Black, raising the minimum wage (Fight for 15), right-to-work, One United Bank (the largest black-owned bank in the country), Poor People’s Campaign, and Bread for Life International.

14:30
Workshop I: Digital Organizing
14:30
Workshop II: Activism Through Cultural Arts
16:30
Break
18:30
Commemorative March and Rally: We Remember — Call All Their Names
08:30
Labor Breakfast: The Role of Organized Labor in the Movement
10:00
Plenary Session Part I: 2018 Black and Brown Votes Will Matter — The Necessity for Building Coalition
12:30
NGAN Excel Education Luncheon: Discussing the Impact of Secretary Betsy Devos on Black Learnersvv
14:00
Workshop III: Gang & Community Violence
14:00
Workshop I: Education

We’ll discuss topics such as school suspension, school-to-prison pipeline, student debt, and issues affecting college students.

14:00
Workshop IV: Reproductive Rights
14:00
Workshop II: Environmental Racism & Justice

We’ll discuss topics such as the EPA funding reduction, Alabama’s, Flint, MI’s, and Galveston’s water crises, and the Dakota and Keystone Pipelines.

16:00
Turn Up — The Influence of Hip Hop on Social Change
18:00
Break
19:30
Closing Plenary Session: This is Where We Go From Here

Speaker: Min. Dominique Alexander, Founder & President of Next Generation Action Network

20:00
Unity Concert

Stay tuned for artists.

10:45
Prepping Us for The Valley

Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. Frederick Haynes, III of Friendship West Missionary Baptist Church

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