Session Type(s): Panel
Training Tag(s): Elections
Starts: Saturday, Jun. 9 1:30 PM
Ends: Saturday, Jun. 9 2:45 PM
Room: Ballroom C
President Obama was elected with overwhelming support from the black and brown communities in 2008. With the 2012 presidential election looming, and considering that we are no longer dealing with a campaign predicated on promises of hope and change, this panel will examine how the policies of the Obama presidency have affected these communities. We’ll also look at how organizers are utilizing culture, technology and the media to reach and engage these critical audiences once more.
Malik Rhasaan is the founder of Occupy The Hood. Malik understands the ramifications of poverty, as well as lack of resources within urban communities Nationwide. What drives him is his ability to organize efforts towards empowering the community.
This grassroots effort has taken flight across the globe with many enthusiastic young activist aligning daily.