My Brother's Keeper in California
On May 12, 2014, over 300 people including business leaders, foundation heads, nonprofit directors, organizers and youth activists converged at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown Los Angeles and a satellite location in Oakland to meet with members of the White House to discuss how California is building a platform of possibility to improve outcomes for boys and men of color.
This event consisted of site visits, listening sessions, and presentations that allowed all members who work for increasing opportunities for Latino, Asian Pacific Islander (API), African-American, and Native American youth to stand up and let their voices be heard.
This was not a one-off event.
This is the continuation of a long collaboration between all of these organizations and their leaders.
California's future is in COLOR!
For those who couldn't attend, there are three amazing photo albums that show all of the activities that took place throughout the day.
Take a look at them here:
Using Storify, we captured and curated the best social media from the event so you can watch it unfold again.
Finally, we had a talented film crew on hand to document our site visits and listening sessions from the day. Whether you were there from the opening kickoff to the end of the community celebration or weren't able to make it, you can watch these videos and experience the day all over again!