Black Millennial Political Convention Looks To Increase Civic Engagement In Memphis

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More than 100 black millennials gathered at the National Civil Rights Museum to discuss policy issues impacting black communities.

The First Tennessee Regional Black Millennial Political Convention is going on all weekend.

The goal is to increase black political leadership and civic engagement in Memphis.

Panelists include Tennessee State Senators Katrina Robinson and Raumesh Akbari, State Representative London Lamar, and Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer.

attendees discussed topics surrounding education, policy and running for political office.

Timothy Green, an organizer of Black Millennial Political Convention, “This morning we had a panel on education, we talked about the amount of suspensions are children are receiving in schools. We are having the “state of black millennials,” so we actually talked about what we want our agenda to be moving forward”

The Black Millennial Political National Convention will be this May in Washington, D.C.

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