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Black Policy Lab: Our Bodies, Our Business, Our Ballots
October 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
About this Event
The Black Policy Lab creates space for rising community leaders to exchange ideas, develop strategies, and master effective legislative advocacy in pursuit of a safe and viable society for Black people and marginalized communities.
Employing a bridge-building mindset, Black Policy Lab invites communities often disengaged or under-prioritized from traditional policy spaces, and connects them with policy specialists, supporters, and trainers. We are proud to have equipped over 400+ problem-solvers at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, Howard Law and the annual Creating Change Conference. From sex worker justice to mass shooting survivors of color, Black Policy Lab holds space for the many ways we’re ensuring all Black lives matters.
This year’s theme is: Our Bodies, Our Business, Our Ballots. The conference will merge the issues of our current moment with wellness, culture and training for a holistic experience preparing advocates to lead in the policy arena. Key features of this year’s session include:
How Black futurism is connecting communities to policies and liberatory thinking;
- Green Justice: food, climate and cannabis policy;
- Why Diversity & Inclusion isn’t enough;
- Designing community-centered policies in response to COVID-19, police brutality and ongoing ignoring of women, LGBTQ+ persons of color, and immigrants;
- A full-day business incubator for aspiring entrepreneurs to move from idea to sustainability;
- And so much more…
We also will be honoring those who have transitioned, our essential workers and our educators. We see you and thank you.
For questions or interests in sponsoring, please contact Shambulia Gadsden-Sams at ([email protected]).
And please help us spread the word. We believe policy decisions should be made by all of us–not some of us!
See you at the lab!
Ifeoma Ike, Esq.
Creator | Black Policy Lab
Black Policy Lab is a project of the Equity Pipeline Corp., the non-profit arm of social impact firm, Pink Cornrows.