2022 Andrew Goodman National Civic Leadership Training Summit

As momentum builds toward November’s 2022 Midterm Elections, we are inspired by the spirit of 1964’s Freedom Summer. The Andrew Goodman Foundation was established in memory of Andrew Goodman, a civil rights worker who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, alongside activists James Earl Chaney and Michael Schwerner, for registering Black Americans to vote in Mississippi’s Freedom Summer.

We believe that the movement of young people that propelled Freedom Summer did not end in 1964, but continues on today and will tomorrow through the spirit of young people who persistently fight for equitable voting rights. Young people have always been and will always be the changemakers who push us forward toward a just and inclusive democracy.

On August 11-12, 2022, The Andrew Goodman Foundation will host its eighth annual Andrew Goodman National Civic Leadership Training Summit, themed Legacy Summer 2022. During this virtual event, Andrew Goodman Ambassadors and young people from our partner organizations will gather to hear inspiring panels and participate in training sessions, just as young organizers did ahead of Freedom Summer. They will leave the event prepared and ready to lead the movement of young voters to the 2022 Midterm Elections.

2022 Schedule

THU, 8/11

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6 PM ET Opening Remarks
Speakers: Charles Imohiosen, Esq. Caroline Smith
6:15 PM ET Intergenerational Panel
Moderator: Wambui Gatheru Panelists: David Dennis, Sr. Josh Dineros Bintou Fofana Grace Kelley Evan Malbrough
7 PM ET Hidden Heroes Awards Ceremony
Awardees: Andrew Goodman Ambassador Honoree: Samadi Tavarez, Pace University Andrew Goodman Ambassador of the Year: Christina B. Williams, Clark Atlanta University Andrew Goodman Campus Champion of the Year: Dr. Karen M. Kedrowski, Iowa State University Andrew Goodman Campus Team of the Year: Alabama A&M University HBCU Service Award: Evan Gross, Prairie View A&M University Rising Star of the Year: Sam Robson, University of Alabama
7:45 PM ET Closing Remarks
Speakers: Robert Masters, Esq. Caroline Smith

FRI, 8/12

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10 AM ET Keynote Address
Speakers: David Dennis, Jr., Author of The Movement Made Us: A Father, A Son, And The Legacy Of A Freedom Ride Christina Williams
11 AM ET Equity Hour
Breakout One Deliver Your Votes: Campus Strategies to Increase Voting Speaker: Amanda Pohl, Deliver My Vote Description: In this session, Deliver My Vote will share information about the impact of voting by mail, particularly the impact of the youth vote; share the latest research findings on vote-by-mail programs; and provide specific strategies for educational institutions and affiliated groups to support vote-by-mail in their ecosystems.
Breakout Two From Gridlock to Problem Solving: Practical Considerations for Bridge-Building and Civil Discourse Speaker: Henry Pitts, Unify America Description: In this interactive presentation, participants will consider how civil discourse and inclusion of marginalized voices (particularly in the presence of ideological and/or cultural difference) is key to successfully acknowledging, engaging, and addressing conflicts within society.
Breakout Three Engaging Women and Our Allies in the Fight for a More Equitable Future Speakers: Erin Baranko, Priya Elangovan, Guadalupe González, Vashti Rutledge, All In Together Description: All In Together will host a panel discussion exploring the ways in which young leaders can elevate the voices of folks on the margins of the political process, particularly women, and ensure they make it to the polls.
Breakout Four Voter ID in Wisconsin Speaker: Nick Ramos, VoteRiders Description: VoteRiders will lead an intimate conversation about the current state of voting when it comes to voter IDs and give background about the origin of voter ID laws and the ramifications they have had on voters. This presentation will also explore all the valid IDs for voting purposes and action items that can be taken by everyday citizens to ensure all eligible voters can make their voices heard.
Breakout Five We Rise: How Cultural Moments Build Political Power Speaker: Linh Nguyen, Run AAPI Description: In this session, RUN AAPI will do a deep dive into the immense power of young voters and organizers, particularly AAPI youth. Attendees will hear about some of the powerful campaigns that RUN AAPI has launched to spark hope and mobilize young Asian Americans as a powerful force in democracy and culture.
12 PM ET Organizing Tactics
Breakout One Building Power through Partnerships: Coalition Partnerships and Power Mapping Speaker: Maddie Wolf, Students Learn Students Vote Coalition Description: This workshop will focus on how to strategically determine which partners to bring into your campus voting coalition and develop an outreach plan. This will be an interactive workshop that covers a three-step process of 1. Identifying Potential Partners, 2. Mapping Partnership Outreach, and 3. Creating Your Outreach Plan.
Breakout Two Messaging For Change: How to Write Op-Eds and Use Digital Tools to Amplify Your Cause Speakers: Katy Butler, Margaret Sasser, The Andrew Goodman Foundation Description: As a student activist, you may want to voice your concerns around voting-related issues, policies, or laws that you experience on campus or in your community. We hope that through our training you’ll understand op-eds as a powerful tool for expressing your opinion on important issues and digital tools as a way to amplify your message.
Breakout Three How Big Money in Politics Threatens Our Future and What Young People Can Do to Be Part of the Solution Speakers: Dr. Jessica Hare, Mike Monetta, American Promise Description: Participants will learn the devastating effects of how big money corrupts our politics, creates radical political inequality in America, blocks action on the most pressing and urgent issues of our time, and prevents a generational transfer of power. Participants will be empowered to take effective action by learning tools to connect with elected officials, successfully organize and participate in citizen lobby days, and conduct effective legislative meetings.
Breakout Four From Idea to Reality: How Policy Change Happens Speaker: Pete Davis, Democracy Policy Network Description: Whether you're passionate about criminal legal system reform, voter protections, climate policy, or good jobs, learn the art of "policy organizing" — the gathering, packaging, organizing, and amplifying of transformative policy ideas to lawmakers, legislative staff, organizers, and journalists — so that you can equip yourself to raise up ideas that deepen democracy and accelerate the democratic transformation of America.
1 PM ET Institutionalization
Breakout One Moving from Episodic to Institutionalizing Democratic Engagement at Your Institution Speakers: Dr. Will Bowlin, Ryan Drysdale, Stephanie King, Dr. Teri Platt, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Description: In this session hosted by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, participants will learn about the effectiveness of ALL IN’s program and community of practice efforts, consider existing strategies and tactics to institutionalize their campus efforts, as well as brainstorm new ones, and network with peers working at similar institution types.
Breakout Two #AllVoteNoPlay: Engaging Athletes on Your Campus Speakers: Sam Beskind, Lisa Kay Solomon, Coach Eric Reveno, #AllVoteNoPlay Description: The #AllVoteNoPlay movement is designed by and for student athletes and coaches that implement civic drills to promote civic participation amongst athletes. This session will feature a panel conversation with leaders of this movement and demonstrate how any coach in any sport can find meaning in connecting the practices of being a good teammate with that of being a good citizen.
Breakout Three Day on Democracy: Realizing the Promise of Election Day Speaker: Marina Castro-Meirelles, Day On Democracy Description: This training will introduce participants to the national landscape of Election Day class cancellation and provide them with the tools necessary to begin advocating for this idea on their campuses. Together, we will identify the problem this solution seeks to solve and then proceed to the specifics of cancellation campaigns.
Breakout Four Reading and Leveraging Your NSLVE Reports Speakers: Prabhat Gautam, Dr. Nancy Thomas, Institute for Democracy and Higher Education Description: This will be a training/workshop on how to read and leverage NSLVE reports. This workshop will delve into some of the key indicators on voting, registration, and turnout of registered student voters, which campuses can use to gauge student interests and democratic engagement.
2 PM ET Campus Hour
Breakout One Small Team, Big Impact: Institutionalizing Voter Engagement in Courses and the Academic Calendar Speakers: Marisa Medici, Erin Mysogland, Hayley Piazza, Tasfia Rahim, Pace University Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the institutionalization methods used by the Pace Votes team at Pace University in New York and invite participants to strategically analyze their team’s capacity for various institutionalization efforts. This workshop is designed to explore methods for integrating voter education into academic and student life that do not require the large staff or budget that many campuses lack.
Breakout Two To Infinity and Beyond: Voter Rights Institutionalization and Revitalization Speakers: Sarah deVeer, Cicily Wilson, Bard College Description: In this session hosted by Bard College, participants will learn about institutionalization through the classroom, institutionalization through campus leadership (student leaders and upper level administrators), and building a movement through multiple layers of organizing (legal organizing, informal organizing, and systems organizing).
Breakout Three Return My Vote: Alabama's Virtual Voting Rights Restoration Clinic Speakers: Dr. Richard Fording, Sam Robson, University of Alabama Description: In this session focused on Alabama's Virtual Voting Rights Restoration Clinic, participants will learn about identifying community needs by leveraging institutional research, working with a diverse coalition of community partners to expand reach beyond campus, and designing sustainable projects by expecting the unexpected.
Breakout Four Student Voter Engagement at AAMU Speakers: Monica Clarke, Austin Smith, Alabama A&M University Description: In this session, participants will learn about the powerful work that AAMU students and staff have done on campus to create a culture of civic engagement and honor the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. You'll leave inspired by AAMU's thoughtful Civic Weeks, and excited to get more creative about how to engage your campus.
3 PM ET Networking Hour

2022 Speakers

The 2022 NCLTS will not only inspire but provide participants with meaningful lessons from activists who have demonstrated organizing, advocacy, and leadership building skills.

MO BANKS (THEY/THEM)

MO BANKS (THEY/THEM)

Digital Marketing Manager, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

ERIN BARANKO (SHE/HER)

ERIN BARANKO (SHE/HER)

Program & Communications Assistant, All In Together

SAMUEL BESKIND (HE/HIM)

SAMUEL BESKIND (HE/HIM)

Student Lead, #AllVoteNoPlay

Dr. Will Bowlin (He/Him)

Dr. Will Bowlin (He/Him)

Community of Practice Fellow, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
Political Science & History Instructor, Northeast Mississippi Community College

SENIOR ADVISORY TEAM – YAEL BROMBERG, ESQ. (SHE/HER)

SENIOR ADVISORY TEAM – YAEL BROMBERG, ESQ. (SHE/HER)

Special Counsel & Strategic Advisor to the President/CEO, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

KATY BUTLER (SHE/HER)

KATY BUTLER (SHE/HER)

Director of Digital Strategy and Advocacy, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Marina Castro-Meirelles (She/Her)

Marina Castro-Meirelles (She/Her)

Director, Day On Democracy

Monica Clarke (She/Her)

Monica Clarke (She/Her)

Campus Champion, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Pete Davis (He/Him)

Pete Davis (He/Him)

Co-founder & Director, Democracy Policy Network

David Dennis, Jr. (He/Him)

David Dennis, Jr. (He/Him)

Author of The Movement Made Us: A Father, A Son, And The Legacy Of A Freedom Ride

DAVID DENNIS, SR. (HE/HIM)

DAVID DENNIS, SR. (HE/HIM)

Freedom Rider
Advisory Board Member, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Sarah deVeer (She/Her)

Sarah deVeer (She/Her)

Outreach Coordinator, Bard College Center for Civic Engagement
Campus Champion, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Josh Dineros (He/Him)

Josh Dineros (He/Him)

Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Ryan Drysdale (He/Him)

Ryan Drysdale (He/Him)

Director of Impact and State Relations, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

Priya Elangovan (She/Her)

Priya Elangovan (She/Her)

Director of Research, All In Together

Bintou Fofana (she/her)

Bintou Fofana (she/her)

Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Dr. Richard Fording (He/Him)

Dr. Richard Fording (He/Him)

Professor of Political Science, University of Alabama
Campus Champion, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

WAMBUI GATHERU (SHE/HER)

WAMBUI GATHERU (SHE/HER)

Director of Programs, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

PRABHAT GAUTAM, M.P.A (ऊ/HIM)

PRABHAT GAUTAM, M.P.A (ऊ/HIM)

Data Manager, Institute for Democracy and Higher Education

Guadalupe González (She/Her)

Guadalupe González (She/Her)

Community Engagement Manager, All In Together

DR. JESSICA HARE (SHE/HER)

DR. JESSICA HARE (SHE/HER)

Vice President of Outreach, American Promise

CHARLES IMOHIOSEN, ESQ. (HE/HIM)

CHARLES IMOHIOSEN, ESQ. (HE/HIM)

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Grace Kelley (She/Her)

Grace Kelley (She/Her)

Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Stephanie King (She/Her)

Stephanie King (She/Her)

Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

EVAN MALBROUGH (HE/HIM)

EVAN MALBROUGH (HE/HIM)

Voting Access Project Fellow, ACLU of Georgia
Board Member, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

ROBERT MASTERS, ESQ. (HE/HIM)

ROBERT MASTERS, ESQ. (HE/HIM)

Chairman of the Board, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Marisa Medici (She/Her)

Marisa Medici (She/Her)

Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

MIKE MONETTA (HE/HIM)

MIKE MONETTA (HE/HIM)

Vice President of Volunteer Advocacy and Training, American Promise

Erin Mysogland, MA, MSc (SHE/HER)

Erin Mysogland, MA, MSc (SHE/HER)

Assistant Director, Pace University Center for Community Action and Research
Campus Champion, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Linh Nguyen (She/Her)

Linh Nguyen (She/Her)

Senior Advisor, RUN AAPI

Hayley Piazza (She/Her)

Hayley Piazza (She/Her)

Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

HENRY PITTS (HE/HIM)

HENRY PITTS (HE/HIM)

Partnerships Manager, Unify America

Dr. Teri Platt (She/Her)

Dr. Teri Platt (She/Her)

Community of Practice Fellow (HBCUS), ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
Campus Champion, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

AMANDA POHL (SHE/HER)

AMANDA POHL (SHE/HER)

Executive Director, Deliver My Vote Education Fund

Tasfia Rahim (She/Her)

Tasfia Rahim (She/Her)

Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

NICK RAMOS (HE/HIM)

NICK RAMOS (HE/HIM)

WI Voter ID Coalition Coordinator, VoteRiders

COACH ERIC REVENO (HE/HIM)

COACH ERIC REVENO (HE/HIM)

Founder and Coaches’ Lead, #AllVoteNoPlay

Sam Robson (He/Him)

Sam Robson (He/Him)

Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Vashti Rutledge (She/Her)

Vashti Rutledge (She/Her)

Executive Director, Madisonville Education and Assistance Center

MARGARET SASSER (SHE/HER)

MARGARET SASSER (SHE/HER)

Director of Communications, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

GABRIELLE SLAUGHTER (SHE/HER)

GABRIELLE SLAUGHTER (SHE/HER)

HBCU Lead Program Manager, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Austin Smith (He/Him)

Austin Smith (He/Him)

Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

CAROLINE SMITH (SHE/HER)

CAROLINE SMITH (SHE/HER)

Senior Program Manager: Partnership Strategist, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Lisa Kay Solomon (She/Her)

Lisa Kay Solomon (She/Her)

Creator of the All Vote No Play Civic Playbook, #AllVoteNoPlay

DR. NANCY L. THOMAS (SHE/HER)

DR. NANCY L. THOMAS (SHE/HER)

Director, Institute for Democracy and Higher Education
Advisory Board Member, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

KAYLEE VALENCIA (SHE/HER)

KAYLEE VALENCIA (SHE/HER)

Program Manager, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Christina Williams (She/Her)

Christina Williams (She/Her)

Ambassador, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Cicily Wilson (She/Her)

Cicily Wilson (She/Her)

Assistant Director, Bard College Center for Civic Engagement

MADDIE WOLF (THEY/SHE)

MADDIE WOLF (THEY/SHE)

Human-Centered Designer, SLSV Coalition

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2022 Partners

The 2022 NCLTS is a collaboration between The Andrew Goodman Foundation and a collective of organizations committed to increasing student voter turnout and building young leaders.

Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

All In Together

All In Together

#AllVoteNoPlay

#AllVoteNoPlay

AMERICAN PROMISE

AMERICAN PROMISE

Bard College Center for Civic Engagement

Bard College Center for Civic Engagement

Day On Democracy

Day On Democracy

Deliver My Vote Education Fund

Deliver My Vote Education Fund

Democracy Policy Network

Democracy Policy Network

Institute for Democracy and Higher Education

Institute for Democracy and Higher Education

Pace University Center for Community Action and Research

Pace University Center for Community Action and Research

Return My Vote

Return My Vote

RUN AAPI

RUN AAPI

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

Unify America

Unify America

VoteRiders

VoteRiders

2022 Supporters

The 2022 NCLTS would not be possible without the constant support of our sponsors, whom we thank for their generosity and partnership.

Helix

Helix

Patagonia

Patagonia

Puffin Foundation

Puffin Foundation

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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 campus’s Program Manager.