Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute This is my vote: Connecting the Dots

Saturday, March 31, 2012- The Detroit NAACP Youth Council and Advisor Indira Pierce stand with Tobias Q. Brown keynote speaker at the Youth Luncheon during the NAACP Midwest Civil Rights and Training Institute

Could the death of Trayvon Martin and many other young African-Americans been prevented with a check mark on an election ballot?

While participating in the 2012 NAACP Midwest Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute, members of the Detroit NAACP Youth Council began connecting the dots of how redistricting and economic, educational and judicial inequities within our communities can be impacted by the power of voting.

With social networking sites like twitter and facebook connecting millions of people it is important the NAACP uses these vehicles to spread our message. Above members of the Detroit NAACP Youth Council learned how to use these social networking sites to address issues that plague our communities and promoting voter registration.

After the morning workshops, Youth Council members heard from Tobias Q. Brown during the Youth and College Advocacy Luncheon.  Mr. Brown provided principles for students that could be put into action today! As Mr. Brown stated, “your passion is contagious!”  This discussion was encouraging, enlightening, inspirational and very informative.

For more information about the Detroit NAACP Youth Council please join us every first and third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.  We meet at the Detroit Branch NAACP located at 8220 Second Ave. Detroit, MI.  Call 313-871-2087 for more information.