This Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Cadman Plaza Park from 11:00 am — 2:00 pm, a new community group, Next Generation Now will hold a rally and march for children’s empowerment. Speakers include civil rights activists Melvin Todd and Janice Nixon, youth activists and social justice groups representing but not limited to NYCLU, Arab American Family Support Center, Students Standing for Truth and Transparency and NYC Youth Stands with Standing Rock and 350.org.
“This rally and march is an opportunity for young people to hear from youth activists about their work and to learn how to become similarly involved. It is also a chance to hear from those who made a difference as young people, as well as a place for social justice organizations to talk to youth and families about the issues they work on. The hope is to promote a commitment to activism and a willingness to speak out on the many issues affecting young people, with the knowledge that, despite their age, youth can have a huge impact on their world”
Activities include sign making, silk screening and and “open-mic soap box.” Musical entertainment by Blue Balloon School for Songwriting, teen band Melt and Urban Cowboy, Hopalong Andrew. The march begins at 1:35 and will travel to Borough Hall.
For complete bios of speakers and participating organizations visit Next Generation Now’s website.
Attendees are encouraged to use Use #NextGenerationNow (across all social media platforms) and to tag the event on Twitter (@NextGenNowNYC) and Instagram (NextGenerationNow). The event is rain or shine.