The goal of the summit is to rise to the call of the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis to get into “good trouble” and to examine how Civil Rights issues impact today’s young people across the nation.
Designed for youth ages 14 through 24, as well as adult allies, this one-day virtual summit will offer a series of prominent keynote speakers as well as engaging, youth-led workshops featuring the following topics:
Civic Engagement & National Vote Early Day
Financial Literacy as a Civil Right
How to be an Ally
Radical Self Care
Knowledge as Power
We believe that financial literacy is a civil right, as do our friends at WesBanco. Due to the generous sponsorship of WesBanco,registration for this year’s youth summit is provided free of charge.
Dr. Ivory Toldson, NAACP Vice President of Education and Innovation Research & Professor at Howard University
Mr. P.G. Peeples, President and CEO of the Urban League of Lexington Fayette County, Ky.
Mr. W. Teddy McDaniel, President and CEO of the of the Central Carolinas Urban League
Dr. Adora Obi Nweze, Chair of the Education and Civil Rights Initiative Advisory Board
Mr. Wisdom Cole, NAACP National Director of Youth and College Division
Mr. Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP
Abdul Muhammad, Senior Vice President, Regional Sales Manager at WesBanco
The summit agenda will be made available to those registered soon! If you have questions or wish to sponsor the summit, please email CivilRightsInstitute@uky.edu.
Housed in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, the Education and Civil Rights Initiative is a research collaboration with the NAACP, the nation’s largest and most preeminent civil rights organization. The focus of this collaboration is to ensure that every child in America experiences equitable access to education. Learn more about the initiativeon our website.