NAN ‘USE YOUR VOICE YOUTH SUMMIT’ TO TAKE PLACE IN BALTIMORE TONIGHT—
NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) ‘USE YOUR VOICE YOUTH SUMMIT’ TO TAKE PLACE IN BALTIMORE TONIGHT—AFTER REV. SHARPTON PROMISES TO RETURN AND LISTEN TO THEIR NEEDS AT A TOWN HALL MEETING
Rev. Al Sharpton, President, National Action Network
Janaye Ingram, National Executive Director, National Action Network
Larry Young, President, NAN Baltimore Chapter & Former Maryland Senator
Mary Pat Hector, National Youth Director, National Action Network
Catherine P. High, Senator, District 40, Baltimore City
Rev. Dr. Sheridan Todd Yeary, Senior Pastor, Douglas Memorial Community Church
Pastor Wesley West, Pastor, Faith Empowered Ministries
Carmichael “Stokey” Cannady, Anti-violence advocate
Thursday, Thursday, May 14, 2015
6:30-8:00 p.m. EST Use Your Voice Youth Summit
7:15 p.m. EST Rev. Al Sharpton will arrive after doing his MSNBC show live.
In the weeks after the killing of Freddie Gray, Rev. Al Sharpton hosted national civil rights leaders in Baltimore to address the crisis in the city. At this time Rev. Al Sharpton committed to the young people of Baltimore that he would return for a town hall where their voices could be heard. Also joining the summit are local officials who will listen and give a space for the youth and young adults of Baltimore to voice their opinions. Two hip-hop stations will carry the event.
National Action Network put out a call to Baltimore youth to let them know we wanted to hear from them about their concerns and what needs to be done to improve their quality of life. NAN will advocate to state and city leadership with their suggestions on what can be done immediately as well as develop a long-term plan to address youth issues in Baltimore.