Wed, Nov 15 2017

Black Mentors Matter,

Queens, New York, United States Queens, New York, United States

  • About the event

    We're bringing in high school and college students to discuss how blackness affects one's place in academia and the workplace. We are hosting an all-black panel of professionals to talk about their own experiences either starting their own businesses, navigating their black identity and their identity as a professional/student, or "code-switching" on the job/in the classroom. We feel that this event will bring to light some issues that non-black people tend not to see or hear about, and will also offer a place for black students to feel empowered going through their careers. 

    Why should you sponsor?

    If you want a base of loyal high school and college students who are looking for progressive, socially conscious brands to support, you should sponsor us. We have a small but dedicated social media following as well as contributors from 9 other high schools and universities around the country. As a socially conscious generation, we are looking for brands who want to take part in creating a more aware and equal world. If you are a business trying to tap into a millennial customer base, it's important to understand that we spend our money where we know it's going to be used wisely and to support causes relevant to ourselves and our values. Sponsoring this event would show us that you care about our voices and understand what we want out of businesses.

    LJ Vogel

    I'm LJ Vogel, a current college student. I spent the past three years wondering how I could make my college campus a better place for marginalized students and millennials who want to make a difference. I wanted to create a platform where we could demand change and also educate each other. Thus, Social Justice Exchange was born. I started this movement only a few short months ago and now have a team of more than 30 students on my staff from all across the country.  These millennials are contributing to my website, helping me plan events, and building service partnerships with local organizations. Seeing that we've garnered a following on social media has shown me that there is a need and want for my organization among youth, as I feel we have untapped potential. This movement is growing by the day and I anticipate it will only continue to become more and more successful.

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  • 1-50 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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