This summer kicks off the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Summer Project, a grassroots movement led by youth of color to end the system of segregation in the South. To commemorate the anniversary of Freedom Summer, Million Hoodies is proud to launch our first-ever Power Summit in Philadelphia on June 13 and 14. Power Summit is a two-day Freedom School for high school and college students to strategize and design action plans to address gun violence and criminal justice issues in their communities. Registration is $25 and closes at midnight on Saturday, June 7.
Our goal is to provide the next generation of local civil rights activists with the skills, tools, and networks to design campaigns for transformative change in their communities. Our vision is to form a network of student organizers, activists, and leaders to confront the gun violence and racial profiling crisis affecting communities of color today.
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We are proud to be partnering with the Campaign to Unload, Philadelphia Youth Commission, Amnesty International, CeaseFireNJ, CeaseFirePA, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Breaking it Down, Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, the League of Young Voters, Responsible Endowments Coalition.
About Million Hoodies
What began as a grassroots effort to pursue justice, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, is a national organization established in response to the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin in March 2012. With over 50,000 members across the globe, Million Hoodies works to protect and empower young people of color from racial profiling and senseless gun violence through creative technology and counter marketing. Million Hoodies seeks to build a safer and more racially tolerant America by transforming the public narrative on gun violence and racial profiling while providing the tools necessary for communities to protect themselves. We are currently organizing on college campuses and have an emerging presence at several univerisites in the Northeast.