BLACK YOUTH TOWN HALL
Time & Location
About The Event
Collectively, we face a historical moment for the country and the world. The murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police, alongside a history of injustice, systemic racism, and state violence brings us to this place. As adults, we struggle to make sense of the world, and its happenings. So much so that we may forget that our young people grapple with the same reality, the reality that their very existence, the existence of their families, and the existence of their communities are at risk.
As young people fight in the streets for our freedom, as they work to make sense of the violence and injustice they see daily, we want to support them with space and platforms to utilize their voice.
This virtual town hall is being designed with that in mind. It is an opportunity to bring together young people from all over the world for a collective response to these tragic events, to share space, and to heal.
YMAN and MENTOR, alongside national and international partners, will host a panel of 5-6 youth from across the country/world to discuss recent events, with two discussants. During the event, young people will share their pain, their insights, and their plans for the future.