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2019 Black Lives Matter Teen Conference + Teen Night

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

New York, NY 10037

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Founded by the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program, the Schomburg Center's 3rd Annual Black Lives Matter Teen Conference (BLMTC) centers young people and engages them as key leaders and influencers within their communities. The BLMTC convenes young people (ages 11-18) from across New York City and the Tri-State area to celebrate and affirm their voices, build community, and provide today and tomorrow's leaders with the tools and knowledge to responsibly make the world a better place. This conference is inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi in 2013, and the incredible young people who are committed to justice, equity, and happiness for all. The day will include activist teach-ins, youth-led panel discussions, teen performances, and interactive arts and media workshops, and a Teen Night Open Mic Edition.

All workshops are first to come, first seated. Registration opens at 9:00am! Workshops titles will be available on January 23.

Special Note: Teen Night Open Mic & After Party @ the Schomburg at 6:00pm-9:00pm.This event is open to youth ages 14-18. This is a space for young people to express themselves freely and unapologetically. We ask parents/guardians to respect this intention and refrain from attending/participating in the event.

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If you would like to register a youth group or school group, please email Kadiatou Tubman at kadiatoutubman@nypl.org.

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FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

PRESS
Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at ayofemikirby@nypl.org.

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

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