Presents “Black Activism and Human Rights Responders: The Change is Within You”
On February 26, 2012, unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watchman in Stanford, Florida simply because he “looked suspicious.” Million Hoodies Movement for Justice formed in response to the media’s failure to adequately report on the events leading to Trayvon’s death.
The organization is committed to building a democracy where all Black and Brown People have social, political, and economic freedom. They are developing the next generation of human rights leaders to end racism and systemic violence.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
In a time where we’re witnessing targeted attacks on the most vulnerable communities, Dante Barry, focuses on how young people of color are rising to the occasion to protect and defend the most marginalized and withstand the attacks on our humanity.
He will deliver the tools and techniques on the proper way to handle confrontations, conducting conflict/resolution, to effectively mobilizing your schools and communities to seek equality and have the necessary conversations about Civil Rights.
ABOUT DANTE BARRY
Barry is a co-founder and Executive Director of Million Hoodies Movement for Justice. He’s responsible for overseeing and supporting all of the organization’s major program areas. He’s responsible for strengthening and expanding the organization’s approach to youth leadership development, community organizing, and grassroots innovation.
His work has been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, MSNBC, NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Ebony Magazine, and The Root.
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