Increasing Voter Engagement at Towson University with the Help of Black Women & Power of One Vote
On Thursday, October 25th, Black Girls Vote, Inc. returned to TU for a campus-wide event: “The Café Takeover.” Student volunteers joined Black Girls Vote, Inc. staff and a local radio station - 92Q Jams Baltimore – for a “party” in the University Union, where student attendees could register to vote, print an absentee ballot, mail an absentee ballot for free, or get directions on how to early vote on campus! Students were able to learn about their power exercised through their vote. This campus takeover celebration not only happened at Towson University, but also at Morgan State University and other schools statewide. Through this collaborative effort, and the support of Tumblr who helped to fund these events, we were able to engage, educate, empower and mobilize over a thousand students across Baltimore, over 200 students at Towson University. In addition, statewide, the turnout during day 1 of early voting increased by 106%, compared to the 2014 midterm elections!
African American Knowledge Community Program Guide to NASPA19
Each year for the NASPA Annual Conference, the African American (AAKC) develops a program guide designed to draw attendees’ attention to programs, events, and other information of particular interest to attendees looking to engage with the African American Knowledge Community and related-content.
Feeling like an “Imposter” in A Familiar Place
Our February blog theme is for Black History Month. Our new blog post is a collaboration blog from Michelle Pickett, Gena Flynn, Renique Kersh and Vernese Edghill Walden share about feeling like an impostor in a familiar place.
PFRKC Award Nominations Accepted Through Sunday!
Don’t let the deadline pass you by! Place a nominate for one of the four awards listed below – the process is minimal. This is a special occasion to acknowledge friends and colleagues in such a big way. Selected recipients will be recognized at the 2019 NASPA Conference in Los Angeles, March 9 - 13.
What If I Am Not Enough?
Nyambi Shannon shares her process of getting ready in the morning and explores the implications her headwrap has on her professional life.
Carving Your Own Path as a Professional
Anne Marie talks about taking steps forward, how to approach professional development and the importance of making it a priority.