Four Rivers Heritage Area is a proud supporter of the BDM Annual Youth Conference 2020. Now in its third year, this is the first time the conference has gone virtual!
Join the Banneker-Douglass Museum on Friday, July 31, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for the for the third annual BDM Youth Conference.
This year’s theme is The Black Vote Mural Project. Viewers will experience motivational speakers, spoken word performances, learn ways to use public art as activism, and more. Your input is needed in the national dialogue of healing social ills and the Banneker-Douglass Museum is creating a space for you to take the lead in advocating for issues that affect your future.
This virtual summit is dedicated to the empowerment of Maryland’s youth. Now is the time to learn about how you can participate in democracy and be an agent of change in your community. Be encouraged to use your voice to advocate for the change you want to see; your voice counts!
Featured presentations will include:
- The History of Youth Protest: Dr. David Fakunle – Chair, Maryland Lynching Project
- The Power of Social Media: Rashad Stanton – Youth Engagement Specialist, Baltimore City Public Schools
- Black Power & Graffiti – Public Art as Activism: Chanel Compton (Keynote) Executive Director, Banneker-Douglass Museum & Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture
- Protest Books for Young Readers, Baltimore Read Aloud
- Breonna Taylor – Black Lives Matter Mural Presentation, Future History Now
Featured performers will include:
- Kentavius Jones – Singer/Musician
- P.O.P., Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools
Featured resources will include:
- Voter Registration
- Educational Resources and More!
Use your voice to advocate for change!