At this year’s conference, titled Beyond the Blueprint: Triumph through Practice and Policy, we will explore how prominent figures in the Black community are expanding and elevating the Black narrative to include the various facets of Black identity and better understand how it can be used to influence the creation of policies that lead to better outcomes for our community. The conference will open with keynote address in the John F. Kennedy Forum on Friday, April 13, 2018, with the conference continuing throughout the remainder of the weekend.
Participants leaving this event will be equipped to engage with communities and facilitate educational dialogue on relevant policy issues, becoming advocates for civic participation. BPC will bring together youth, students, and professionals to participate in panels and workshops designed to mobilize and inspire individuals in the black community. Panel and workshop topics will include education reform, politics, gentrification, innovation in healthcare policy, careers in defense and diplomacy, and algorithmic justice, among others.
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Friday, April 13 to
Sunday, April 15, 2018
The Black Policy Conference is the leading policy driven forum to address the issues affecting Black communities. The conference provides an opportunity for the convergence of the world’ s greatest minds and practitioners with the hope and intent of finding sustainable solutions for issues facing Black communities. We aim to:
-Enrich the dialogue at Harvard University and beyond surrounding Black issues
-Build a sustainable network among current students, alumni, faculty, and policy practitioners
-Create innovative ideas and share best practices addressing policy issues that affect Africa and the African Diaspora
-Inspire individuals to be engaged in the policy-making process