Join the League of Women Voters of New Jersey at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft on Saturday, October 11, 2014 as we explore youth political engagement.
This exciting day features David Burstein, a Millennial author and filmmaker, a panel of young activists working in different policy areas to engage and educate their communities, and a number of afternoon workshops on a variety of issues.
Keynote Speaker: David Burstein
David Burstein, a Millennial writer, filmmaker, and storyteller will kick off the conference with a discussion on youth political action and engagement. He is the author of Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World. The book takes readers inside the largest generation in history to tell how and why they are changing business, technology, culture, and politics. He is the founder of Generation 18, a nonpartisan young voter engagement organization. The organization grew out of the documentary film, 18 in ’08, which David directed and produced about young voters in the 2008 election. David is a frequent speaker and commentator on Millennials, social innovation, and politics. Learn more about David.
Young Activists Panel
Following the keynote address, a panel of young activists working in different policy fields will discuss youth engagement and tell their personal stories of becoming involved. The panelists (pictured at left) are :
- Stacey Faella, Chair, LWVNJ’s Young People’s Network
- Nicole Scott-Harris, Newark Organizer, NJ Environmental Justice Alliance
- Casey Olesko, Vice President of Public and Community Affairs, Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer Area
- Giancarlo Tello, New Jersey DREAMer
More information about the panelists is available here.
Lunch: During lunch, participants will learn about the statewide NJ public questions that will appear on the General Election ballot and will have an opportunity to ask questions about the League education study.
Afternoon Workshops: After the morning presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop session of their choosing (you will be asked to make a selection when registering). Full workshop descriptions are available here.
- Mobilizing Millennials: Engaging the Next Generation for Social Change
- MissRepresentation of Women and Girls
- Combatting Climate Change
- The State of Voting in 2014
- Current Issues in Immigration
You won’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from these passionate speakers. Register today!