Take Your Power Back Weekend

2020 National Civic Leadership Training Summit
August 1-2, 2020

The 2020 election will be one of the most important elections in recent history, and for the first time, Millenials and Gen Z will constitute 40% of the electorate. Amongst a global pandemic, overt racial injustice, and sweeping voter suppression tactics, the youth vote will be critical. 

In preparation, The Andrew Goodman Foundation hosted Take Your Power Back Weekend on August 1-2, 2020, to educate, motivate, and inspire college students across the country to take their power back at the ballot box and beyond. This was the Foundation’s sixth National Civic Leadership Training Summit, and the first time the event has been virtual or open to the public. 

Hosted by actress, singer, and activist Amber Riley, attendees had the opportunity to learn from high profile student changemakers, politicians, and social justice activists on what they can do to mobilize themselves and their campus community. Day One focused on educating and preparing students for the landscape and ahead, centering around the themes, Take Back Your Voice, Take Back Your Moment, Take Back Your Community and Take Back Your Truth. Day Two provided students with space to actively take their power back and put together campus action plans for the fall.

2020 Schedule

SAT 8/1

Time Session
11AM ET Welcome to Take Your Power Back Weekend
11:05AM ET Take Your Power Back Panel: Voting Rights Challenges That Keep Us Up At Night
12:10PM ET SESSION 1: Take Back Your Voice
1PM ET Lunch Break
1:20PM ET Welcome Back to Take Your Power Back Weekend
1:25PM ET SESSION 2: Take Back Your Moment
2:20PM ET SESSION 3: Tale Back Your Community
3:20PM ET SESSION 4: Take Back Your Truth
3:50PM ET A Walk Through Time with Danny Glover

SUN 8/2

Time Session
11AM ET Welcome Back to Take Your Power Back Weekend
11:05AM ET Campus Action Planning
12:45PM ET This Is Why I Vote

2020 Speakers

The star-studded Take Your Power Back Weekend not only educated but provided participants with meaningful lessons from celebrities and activists who have demonstrated leadership building skills.

Hosted by </br> AMBER RILEY

Hosted by
AMBER RILEY

Actress
@MsAmberPRiley

Tia Alexander

Tia Alexander

Vote Everywhere Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

BUSHRA AMIWALA

BUSHRA AMIWALA

Youngest Muslim Elected Official in the United States
@BushraAmiwala

Manuel Angulo

Manuel Angulo

Gun Violence Prevention Coalition Coordinator, Future Coalition
@M.Angulor

Ethan Asher

Ethan Asher

Engagement Director, Future Coalition
@Ethan_Asher1

Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste

Musician
@JonBatiste

Sophie Bertrand

Sophie Bertrand

Vote Everywhere Alumna, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
@Philosophie__

Emily Bottie

Emily Bottie

Director of Development, Campus Compact
@Campus_Compact

YAEL BROMBERG, ESQ.

YAEL BROMBERG, ESQ.

Chief Counsel for Voting Rights, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
@Yael_Bomb

Maura Chanz

Maura Chanz

Director of Creative Media, 7th Sun Productions
@MauraChanz

Mandana Dayani

Mandana Dayani

Founder, I am a voter.
@MandanaDayani

Andrew Devedjian

Andrew Devedjian

Vote Everywhere Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
@AndrewDevedjian

DJ Ricoveli

DJ Ricoveli

Senior, Morehouse College
@DJRicoveli

MICHELLE EDGAR

MICHELLE EDGAR

Executive Director, Music Unites
@MichMe

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

Texas’ 16th Congressional District
@VGEscobar915

Mollie Farrell

Mollie Farrell

Director of Arts Relations, HeadCount
@HeadCountOrg

Tamia Fowlkes

Tamia Fowlkes

Vote Everywhere Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
@Tamia18

Maria Elena Garcia

Maria Elena Garcia

Special Projects Coordinator and Executive Assistant, Vote Run Lead
@MariaElenaG96

DANNY GLOVER

DANNY GLOVER

Actor, Director, Political Activist, and AGF Advisory Board Member

Usjid Hameed

Usjid Hameed

Puffin Democracy Fellow, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
@UsjidHameed

ALEXANDRIA HARRIS, ESQ.

ALEXANDRIA HARRIS, ESQ.

Executive Director, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
@AndrewGoodmanFoundation

UDONIS HASLEM

UDONIS HASLEM

3x NBA Champion and Current Captain of the Miami Heat
@UD40

Mary-Pat Hector

Mary-Pat Hector

Program Strategist at Rise and GA Black Youth Vote Coordinator
@MaryPatHector

BLAIR IMANI

BLAIR IMANI

Author and Historian
@BlairImani

SIENNA JACKSON

SIENNA JACKSON

Founder, Zoran Creative Strategy
@ZoranCreativeStrategy

Johnnie Jae

Johnnie Jae

Founder of A Tribe Called Greek and Co-Founder of Not Your Mascots
@JohnnieJae

Zack Johnson

Zack Johnson

Vote Everywhere Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

KIMBERLY JONES

KIMBERLY JONES

NYT Bestselling Author
@KimberlyLatriceJones

Evan Malbrough

Evan Malbrough

Vote Everywhere Alumnus, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
@Civically_Engaged_Papi

Sierra Marty

Sierra Marty

Vote Everywhere Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
@Sierra_Marty

Reyma McCoy McDeid

Reyma McCoy McDeid

Executive Director, Central Iowa Center for Independent Living
@RunReymaRun

Dominique McMillan

Dominique McMillan

Program Coordinator, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
@Domo_30

Amber McReynolds

Amber McReynolds

CEO, National Vote at Home Institute & Coalition
@AmberMcReynolds

Arielle M. del Rosario

Arielle M. del Rosario

Assistant Director, Project Pericles
@reconstructions

Megan Newsome

Megan Newsome

Puffin Democracy Fellow, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
@ItsMeganNewsome

Alicia Novoa

Alicia Novoa

Engagement Director, Future Coalition
@AliciamNovoa

Samantha Perlman

Samantha Perlman

Civic Engagement Manager, Scholars Strategy Network and City Councilor At-Large, Marlborough, MA
@SSNScholars

COURTNEY RICHARDSON

COURTNEY RICHARDSON

Creative Strategist, PAPER
@DoItForTheBrand

Valencia Richardson

Valencia Richardson

Puffin Democracy Fellow, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
@ValTheBeast

DEJA RILEY

DEJA RILEY

Host of PopSugar Fitness
@DejaRiley

Jaleel Ross

Jaleel Ross

Vote Everywhere Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Emanuelle Sippy

Emanuelle Sippy

Community Manager, Future Coalition
@EmanuelleSippy

Campbell Streator

Campbell Streator

Executive Director, Every Vote Counts
@EVCNational

Molly Sulzer

Molly Sulzer

Former Intern, Feminist Majority Foundation
@MollSulz

Rev. Lennox Yearwood

Rev. Lennox Yearwood

President and Founder, Hip Hop Caucus
@RevYearwood

JAMES WHITE

JAMES WHITE

New England Patriots
@SweetFeet

Zoë Williamson

Zoë Williamson

Coalition Coordinator, Students Learn Students Vote Coalition
@Zo_Willy

Register To Vote

2020 Partners

Take Your Power Back Weekend was a collaboration between The Andrew Goodman Foundation and a collective of organizations committed to increasing voter turnout in 2020.

A Band of Voters

A Band of Voters

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

Be A Voter

Be A Voter

Campus Compact

Campus Compact

Campus Election Engagement Project

Campus Election Engagement Project

Democracy Summer

Democracy Summer

Democracy Works

Democracy Works

Earth Day’s Vote Earth Campaign

Earth Day’s Vote Earth Campaign

Equal Justice Now

Equal Justice Now

Every Vote Counts

Every Vote Counts

Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project

Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project

Feminist Majority Foundation

Feminist Majority Foundation

Future Coalition

Future Coalition

HeadCount

HeadCount

Hillel at the University of Wisconsin

Hillel at the University of Wisconsin

I Am A Voter

I Am A Voter

Project Pericles

Project Pericles

Rock The Vote

Rock The Vote

Scholars Strategy Network

Scholars Strategy Network

Student PIRGs

Student PIRGs

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

Vote at Home

Vote at Home

Vote Early Day

Vote Early Day

Vote Run Lead

Vote Run Lead

Thank You To Our Take Your Power Back Weekend Sponsors

 

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Incubating a New Generation of Leaders at the Andrew Goodman National Civic Leadership Training Summit

On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Right Act, The Andrew Goodman Foundation hosted its first Andrew Goodman National Civic Leadership Training Summit. Every year, we bring together Andrew Goodman Ambassadors from participating campuses for several days of intensive training. Through hands-on projects, lectures, and leadership development activities, Andrew Goodman Ambassadors learn the fundamentals of impact-oriented campus organizing and voter engagement. The Summit is offered exclusively to Andrew Goodman Ambassadors, with preference given to Andrew Goodman Team Leaders. For more information, contact your school’s Program Manager.