Listen to the Call Today! The State of Black Students in Americaby GDN Shared Post February 19, 2020
Date: February 19th, 2020
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST
Call In: 866-757-0756
The State of Black Students in America will draw attention to the increased amount of hate crimes, institutionalized racism, and white supremacy facing Black students all across the nation. This program will highlight the need to address widespread inequity and anti-black racism and discrimination by strategically demanding institutional change.
This Call-to-Action is crucial to tackling larger systematic issues and serving as a catalyst to dismantle institutions that promote and engage in anti-Blackness including predominantly white institutions, historically Black colleges/universities, and high schools/middle schools that serve Black students. The NAACP Youth & College Division is dedicated to developing and training youth leaders to advocate against anti-Black institutions through coalition building, direct action, political education, and civic engagement.
- Middle school students, high school students, college students, university staff and faculty, alumni, parents, and community members.
- Students leaders interested in institutional policy change and/or students who have successfully won institutional demands.
- Black students who have experienced anti-blackness on their campus and have received a lack of support from administration.
About Our Moderator
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Tiffany Dena Loftin is the National Director for the NAACP Youth and College Division. In this role, she serves more than 340 Youth Councils, High School Chapters, and College Chapters in good standing through leadership development training, campaign organizing, and legislative advocacy. Her mission is to recruit, train, and connect young Black leaders everywhere who care about racial, social, and economic justice to win local and national campaigns; like ending mass incarceration and ending gun violence, college affordability, fair elections and voting rights.
About Our Panelists
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Yoel Haile is the Criminal Justice Program Manager with the ACLU of Northern California. In this capacity, he manages a statewide network of local organizations in 11 of the largest California counties to hold elected district attorneys accountable and advocate for criminal justice reform. As the Political Director of the Afrikan Black Coalition – a statewide Black youth organization – Yoel helped lead campaigns that resulted in the University of California divesting all of its nearly $30 million in holdings from private prison companies and recently terminating $475 million in contracts with Wells Fargo.
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Brea Baker is a skilled communications strategist, influencer engagement professional, activist/organizer, and social impact advisor who has a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University. Currently serving as Director of Programs at Inspire Justice, Brea connects influencers and industry leaders to activism in authentic, meaningful, and sustainable ways while also leveraging storytelling for social good. She has contributed to dozens of electoral and advocacy campaigns including the 2017 Women’s March (where she served as the youngest national organizer), the campaign to #FreeMeekMill, the 2018 student walkouts against gun violence, Jumaane Williams’ successful bid for NYC Public Advocate, and more.
Follow Zellie on Instagram and Twitter: @Zellieimani
Zellie Imani is a community organizer and educator living in New Jersey. Zellie has served in diverse K-8 settings as an English/Math teacher and curriculum developer. Most recently, Zellie has been organizing against anti-black state violence with St Louis based Millennial Activists United, #NJShutItDown and the Black Liberation Collective. He’s been dedicated to shedding light on problems that are often kept in darkness, setting demands from the academic level to the highest level of government.
Follow Brandon on Instagram: @uhart_naacp
Brandon Evans is a Senior Accounting major at the University of Hartford. He is the President of the NAACP chapter, President of the Black Law Student Association chapter, a Resident Assistant (RA). Brandon has worked to help continue the mission of the NAACP not just to ensure our rights, but also to sustain a comfortable and thriving experience for students of color on his college campus. After completing his undergraduate education, he plans on pursuing a Law degree, and through his knowledge and experience focusing on ways he can contribute to bettering his community.
Follow Delanie on Instagram: @_delanieee | Twitter: @delanieseals
Delanie Seals is a senior a Byng High School. She has advocated for culturally sensitive dress code policies since her sophomore year. This year, Delanie and her friend, Is’Abella Miller, successfully challenged her school’s discriminatory dress code policies and won. Her achievements were recognized on social media, expanding her #MyCultureMySay and #HeadWrapsMatter movement. She’s worked with organizations such as ADL, ANWO, Save Your Vi, and the Oklahoma NAACP. Delanie wants to push for Oklahoma Legislation for students that is similar to the Crown Act.