(Stay tuned for 2014 Conference details coming soon!)
Fifty years after Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, the Black community continues to face challenges similar to those of the past. Though progress has been achieved, Black and other minority communities continue to fight for social justice and work towards completely fulfilling Dr. King’s dream. In the wake of the re-election of President Barack Obama, we must define the challenges we face so that we can mobilize action to proceed.
Over the past nine years, the Black Policy Conference has become a leading policy-driven forum addressing issues that affect communities within Africa and the African Diaspora at large. This year’s conference, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Defining the Challenge & Directing the Future, commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s momentous speech through speakers, panels, and engaging dialogue to analyze the current state of the Black community and construct innovative solutions to policy challenges.
We invite students, alumni, professionals, community members, faculty, and policy practitioners interested in meeting the unique needs of the Black community across the globe. The Black Policy Conference is an annual event coordinated by the Black Student Union at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and sponsored by various organizations.
If you are a current high-school student, respond to this question in 500 words or less, specifically referencing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, for a chance to win ALL CONFERENCE ACCESS to the 2013 Black Policy Conference on April 5-6 at the Harvard Kennedy School.