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.