#DREAMINGBRAVE on MLK Day
We were thrilled to join The California Endowment as partner in the #DREAMBRAVE Youth Summit that took place on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Held in Los Angeles, the Summit aimed to engage youth as changemakers and to support healthy development opportunities in schools, neighborhoods, and with prevention. A major focus of the Summit was to engage other young people across the state via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and to encourage signatures on a Change.org petition that 'Demands A Plan' for gun safety and mental health support from President Obama.
As a partner in #DREAMBRAVE, we advised on and managed the development of its online engagement tools including the dreambrave.org microsite and its 'dreambraveca' social media channels. We also attended #DREAMBRAVE to work with the young adults in attendance on driving the social media presence of the summit and to provide introductory training on social media campaign planning.
#DREAMBRAVE is the first in a series of events for which we will work with The California Endowment to begin building a statewide youth digital advocacy network.
Following the Summit, we marched alongside participants and adult allies from The California Endowment’s offices to Staples Center in the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement marches.
For more about the Summit and the #DREAMBRAVE experience:
- Check out the blog and Storify by Summit participant and social media all-star, Ajay Lawson.
- Have a look at the #DREAMBRAVE hashtag and Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds.
#DREAMBRAVE was presented in partnership by the California Center for Civic Participation, Movement Strategy Center, Simpson and Associates, Watson and Associates, and Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Foundation.