- Sun, Nov 12, 2017 01:00 AM
525 South State Street
Latitude: 41.875, Longitude: -87.627
The First Annual Activist Academy is a one day organizing training that will equip high school and college students with the skills needed to build a movement. This training will be kicked off by DeRay Mckesson, civil rights activist, BLM supporter and host of "Pod Save the People". "Leadership means making sure that people are adequately skilled, making sure people are earning a living wage, making sure people have access to resources. That's not sexy, it doesn't sound great at a rally or forum, but that is the actual work that it will take to change cities." - DeRay This training will show students what that actual work is. Students will leave confident of their power to be leaders and enact campaigns that'll make lasting change in all of our communities.