2016 Best Practices for Youth Conference

Workshop A

The Black Lives Matter Movement and How It Has Inspired Youth Leadership!

Speaker Bio

Jason Sole has been a criminal justice educator at Metropolitan State University for seven years and at Hamline University for a year. He is a national keynote speaker and trainer. Alongside his career, he chairs the Criminal Justice Reform Committee of the Minneapolis NAACP and is very active in the Black Lives Matter movement. In addition, Sole was a 2013 Bush Fellow who focused on reducing the recidivism rate among juveniles throughout the state of Minnesota. He is currently traveling the country discussing his memoir, From Prison to Ph.D.: A Memoir of Hope, Resilience, and Second Chances.

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1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific

Workshop Description

Jason will discuss how the Black Lives Matter Movement, and other calls for accountability and action, has created systemic changes throughout the state of Minnesota. The workshop will consist of an interactive discussion centered on how the movement has inspired youth leadership and development opportunities. In addition, participants will better understand the power of developing diverse relationships and the importance of having critical conversations with youth.

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