Voices for the Future of Brooklyn
Save the Date 〉〉 Tuesday, February 28, 2017
@ Saint Francis College RSVP here 〉〉
Youth Action Resource Hub opens @ 5:30pm
Panel Discussion begins @ 6:30pm
BCS has been on the front line addressing issues facing youth since 1866, when the organization responded to homeless children on the streets after the Civil War. Today, BCS remains committed to providing resources, tools and support to help youth in Brooklyn reach their personal goals.
The BCS Youth Action Summit addresses issues facing young people from underserved neighborhoods, strategies that have been impactful to provide resources to empower youth, and ways to support youth initiatives.
Moderator and Keynote Speaker
C. Nicole Mason, PhD
Executive Director of Center for Research and Policy in the Public Interest (CR2PI) at the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, contributor to ESSENCE Magazine, The Huffington Post, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and NBC, among other outlets, and author of Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America.
Commissioner of the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)
Mr. Chong oversaw the launch of the Out-of-School Time Initiative, the largest afterschool program in the nation. He lead efforts to redesign the City’s system to serve runaway and homeless youth and helped create the Cornerstone community center program in public housing.
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs at Brooklyn Community Foundation
Kaberi leads grantmaking, programs and advocacy work to “spark change for a fair and just Brooklyn.” She currently serves on the Steering Committees for the NYC Fund for Girls & Young Women of Color.
National Criminal Justice Advocate, Educator, and Founder of The Precedential Group
Marlon Peterson is a national social and criminal justice advocate, writer, organizational trainer, and educator who spent 10 years in New York State prisons. He is 2015 Soros Justice Fellow, Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, a 2015 Ebony Magazine Power 100 honoree, and TED Resident.
Youth Lead Organizer at the Arab American Association of New York
Aber has worked with several organizations in the city around issues such as immigration, police surveillance, racial profiling, etc. and hopes to work to improve the conditions of immigrants in the New York area by providing programs and services to both them and their children.
Executive Director of SPARK Movement
Dana is an activist-scholar-artist working towards anti-racist gender justice. Through her writing, presentations and media appearances, she advocates for girls’ activism and the need for performing arts experiences for girls.
Access the Youth Action Resource Hub
5:30PM – 6:30PM and after the panel
Youth-focused organizations will table to connect with attendees.