2nd Annual Black Male Youth Day at the Statehouse

The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males in conjunction with local area commissions is hosting the Second Annual Black Male Youth Day at the Statehouse, February 29, 2016.  The event will take place at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, Indiana and the theme for this one day event is “Young Black Males Matter”.

The young men between the ages of 12-18 who attend will learn about the legislative process from legislative representatives. Attendees will also tour the Statehouse to see firsthand where and how decisions are made.

James Garrett, ICSSBM Executive Director, states “Young Black males need to understand how to advocate for themselves and understand State government and the legislative process. The statewide Black Male Youth Day at the Statehouse will inform and enlighten black males and hopefully motivate them to increased civic participation”.

The ICSSBM has contacted leaders from the communities of Anderson, Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis, Michigan City, Muncie, and South Bend to help draw 200 young men from across the state to attend the assembly.

Registration is open at icssbmstatehouse2016.eventbrite.com.

Click to view event flyer.

For additional information or questions, contact our office at (317) 233-1744, via e-mail at jgarrett@icssbm.in.gov.