Welcome to our August Newsletter!
In this month’s edition you can check out some highlights from the Philadelphia Regional Training and learn about some of the impactful work your Alumni family is leading across the country.
In case you missed it please see the Racial Justice Taskforce update here.
We are wrapping up Regional Training season in Dallas, Texas!
Call for Blog Contributors
Interested in writing content for YP4's website?
- Submit a post that is 500-800 words and addressing one of YP4's target issue areas.
- Email your posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Vote and Courts Cohorts!
Join the Vote & Courts Cohorts! This is an exciting learning opportunity to take a deep dive into the world of civic engagement. Find more information here.
This month we are kicking off the Vote Cohort!
The first webinar will be held on
August 21st at 8 PM EST.
Register below by
Friday, August 18th 11:59 PM EST.
Fill out this quick survey below to update YP4 on where you are in life, so that we can best support you in your personal and professional work for social justice.
DREAM DEFENDER’S CONFERENCE
Umi Selah ’05 is organizing the Dream Defender’s Annual Convening. Dream Defender's annual convening is an opportunity to bring together Dream Defenders, potential Dream Defenders, and comrades under one roof to learn, grow, fellowship, and practice freedom.
GET FEATURED ON EDUCATE THE FUTURE!
Nuno Pereira ’16 is encouraging artists to submit their work on education as part of his Blueprint, titled “Educate The Future”. For more details check out the website here!
EMBODY PROGRESS CONFERENCE
Steven Romeo ’10 is organizing the Embody Progress Conference. The Embody Progress Conference is an annual conference that is held in an area of the country that is traditionally under resourced with regard to LGBTQ issues, providing access for all individuals regardless of barriers, presenting up-to-date resources and information, relevant in trends and topics, and providing space for all voices to be uplifted in unison. The conference is from August 24th-27th and will be located in Birmingham, AL. They have a student rate. Register here!
OPEN LETTER TO TRUMP
MaryPat C Hector,'15 wrote an open letter in Essence to Omarosa and Trump regarding the lack of funding for HBCUs. She also featured the voices of other students of HBCUs. Support her by checking out her letter here!
“The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.”
- Marcus Garvey
Philly Regional Training Recap
We have wrapped up our second Regional Training of the year in Philadelphia (Conshohoken), check out highlights here.
Throughout the weekend, we met some amazing members of the 2017-2018 Fellowship class.
Shout out to, Alyshia Gonzalez who is this month’s Featured Fellow!
When asked what the most eye-opening experience was for her at the Los Angeles Regional Training, Alyshia responded:
"The courts cohort training was life changing for me. I had no idea the lack of representation in all facets of the judicial system or that #45 has the power to fill the 129 federal judge vacancies that will oversee criminal cases. This particular training helped me to recenter my focus for my blueprint."
Read more about Alyshia here!
"I have always been interested in the political process, government, and fundamental relationships built on engaging the community. I spent every Election Day in high school working on political campaigns and getting people to vote and make their voice heard.
After being recommended by Jason Richberg (’06), I found YP4 as an opportunity to engage like-minded individuals to become change agents in their social justice endeavors."
Read more about Jamel here.
| YP4 speaks out about Trump’s newest voter suppression tactic.|
On May 11th, Donald Trump signed an executive order creating the "Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity."
We have created a video explaining how the commission will affect young voters across the country.
Watch and share with your networks and join the efforts to resist voter suppression!
Also check out and share our one pager.
|Grants Fundraising Associate|
The Public Interest Network
Impact Organizer-Immediate Start
Democracy Program Director
Director of Marketing Fundraising
Senior Program Associate
Vera Institute of Justice
African American Liasion and Community Engagement Manager
Democratic National Committee
Digital Recruitment Director
Work For Progress
Criminal Justice Organizer and Internet Rights Organizer
Center for Media Justice
Flexible or Remote, California
Little Sis Community Manager
Public Accountability Initiative
National Health Law Program
Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Carrboro, N.C
National Day Laborer Organizing Network
Los Angeles, travel is expected
Director of Immigration Justice Program
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
Queens, New York
Change Corps Organizer
Citizen Outreach Director
Fund for Public Interest
Work for Progress
Communications & Fundraising Associate
New Media Ventures
Oakland, CA (Remote work is okay)
The Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ)