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Navigating Change in Political Spaces as a Millennial of Color

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Lavine Civic Forum at City Year

267 Columbus Ave

Boston, MA 02116

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Discover how you can make change in Massachusetts’ political spaces as a Millennial of Color

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Workshop Categories: Live & Work

Do you know how to work with your local and state elected leaders? Would you like to affect change in your community? Are you ready to take your civic leadership to a new level? Oftentimes, young adults of color feel left out of the political process but want to engage. Join us for an interactive 120-minute session where participants will work through a civic leadership simulation and decision making challenge. This workshop will focus on ways to achieve a policy goal and will provide practice for individuals that are interested in getting more involved in the political change process in their community.

Facilitators: Redesign Change, Founding Team

  • Andy Vargas, Haverhill State Representative, Haverhill & Former City Councilor
  • Sibu Malaba, Former Executive Director of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus at the State House and Legislative Staffer for Senator Chang-Diaz
  • Santiago Nariño, Community Organizer and Former campaign staffer
  • Luisa Peña Lyons, Milton Town Meeting Member, Former Political Director for Ayanna Pressley, Former Staffer for Governor Deval Patrick and Senator Chang-Diaz

What is the Fierce Urgency of Now Festival?

A five-day series of events hosted by local businesses and organizations geared at highlighting the experiences, challenges, and opportunities for young professionals of color in our city with the ultimate goal of creating community.

What is Redesign Change?

Redesign Change is a new civic leadership initiative and design lab that works to support underrepresented leaders to affect change in their communities. We aim to provide a space where leaders can work creatively to redesign our civic and political spaces. Our focus is on individuals with diverse lived experiences often missing from our public discourse such as people of color; those of low income backgrounds; first generation college attendees; the LGBTQIA community; women of color; who are community & equity-centered with an interest in rethinking how we solve for our most challenging societal issues.

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How do I know if the F.U.N. festival is for me? Answer: If you are a young professional of color in Boston and you are looking to enhance your life and gain allies, then F.U.N. is for you.

How do I get to your location by public transportation or car, and where can I park? Answer: Our venue is located around the corner from the Clarendon St exit of the Orange line's Back bay Station, it is also walking distance from the Copley Square stop on the Green line. There is a garage at 100 Clarendon and parking meters all around the block.

What do I need to bring to the event? Answer: An open-minded, growth mindset, and interest in connecting with others. A Note taking device, and business cards if applicable.

Will there be food? Answer: We will be serving light refreshments, drinks and snacks.

Is there a mother's room for pumping? Answer: We have separate space and facilities for any mother's who would like private space or a place for refrigerating.

Note: We will also have a wellness room available, for some quiet time if needed and a lounge space for networking and relaxing.

How can I contact the organizer of the event? Answer: Feel free to reach out at luisa@redesignchange.org

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