This year’s conference entitled, “Why We Can’t Wait: Mobilize, Inspire, Act!” seeks to motivate attendees to resist discrimination and demand justice. In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote “Why We Can’t Wait” to outline racial segregation in the United States. King said, “Just as lightning makes no sound until it strikes, the Negro Revolution generated quietly. But when it struck, the revealing flash of its power and the impact of its sincerity and fervor displayed a force of a frightening intensity. Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse, and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper. . . There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair.”
As the country begins a new era, we will no longer wait for the dream to be fulfilled. We will no longer wait for change to happen. It is time to use our voice and demand a better nation for all. Join us this year to learn how you can mobilize, inspire, and act with your communities!
-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 policymaking process
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