EMERGING CIVIC LEADERS: The Ballot Initiative Event

The Emerging Civic Leaders (ECL) Committee hosted a two-part civic engagement series: The Civic Engagement Event on Thursday, September 29, 2016, and The Ballot Initiative Event on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Ballot Initiative Event 1

ECL Committee member Terry Cole presenting information on Prop. 51.

The Ballot Initiative Event was a workshop and discussion designed to address issues and concerns relating to key measures on the November 2016 ballot. The event’s objective was to educate our target audience on the implications of specific propositions. Prior to the event, committee leadership surveyed its members to pinpoint which measures were of the greatest concern and interest. The results of the survey overwhelmingly identified proposition 51, proposition 55, proposition 57, and proposition 64.

Ballot Initiative Event 2

ECL Committee member Destiny Drake presenting information on Prop. 57.

Information was presented on the various measures, followed by an open forum for questions and answers. Each measure was explored and insight was provided on exactly how the measures, if passed, could affect each citizen, their families, and the community as a whole. ECL Committee members Terry Cole, Talitha James, and Destiny Drake presented information on Propositions 51, 55, and 57, respectively. After the presentation was completed a mock voting poll was taken to gauge how the attendees would vote on the aforementioned propositions, given their increased knowledge.

Ballot Initiative Event 3

ECL Ballot Initiative Event – Oct. 13, 2016 at Drug Policy Alliance.

The Empowerment Congress thanks the Drug Policy Alliance for hosting and sponsoring this event.

The Emerging Civic Leaders Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6pm. Click here to RSVP for the next scheduled meeting.

EMERGING CIVIC LEADERS: The Civic Engagement Event

The Emerging Civic Leaders (ECL) Committee hosted a two-part civic engagement series: The Civic Engagement Event on Thursday, September 29, 2016, and The Ballot Initiative Event on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Civic Engagement Event 1

From left to right: Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza, Susan Burton, and Kenya Parham.

Civic Engagement Event 3

The ECL Committee thanks and recognizes the Civic Engagement Panelists.

The Civic Engagement Event event was a panel discussion around issues impacting the November 2016 elections and their correlation to civic engagement. The event’s dynamic panel brought incredible intellect, experience, and testimony to the discussion surrounding these issues. Panelists included: Kenya Parham, a political strategist, fundraising specialist and the principal of KP & Associates; Susan Burton, the executive director and founder of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project; and Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza, executive director and founder at the Social Justice Learning Institute.

The discussion revolved around the central theme of civic engagement and the important role it plays in issues of public concern, such as establishing criminal justice reform, combating homelessness, confronting housing inequality, and promoting wage equality. Each panelist offered inspiring and thought provoking responses to these major concerns impacting our community.

Civic Engagement Event 2

ECL Committee Civic Engagement Event – Sept. 29, 2016 at the Lennox Library

The Empowerment Congress thanks the Lennox Library for their courtesy and accommodation in allowing the ECL Committee to use their facilities to host this event.

The Emerging Civic Leaders Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6pm. Click here to RSVP for the next scheduled meeting.