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Obama Foundation: My Brother's Keeper Alliance's First National Gathering

MBK Rising! will bring together hundreds of young men of color and leaders from organizations in the growing network of MBK Communities to connect, learn, and share. They will join President Obama in celebrating the achievements of organizations and communities leading the way in reducing youth violence, growing impactful mentorship programs, and improving life outcomes for boys and young men of color. The convening will include a town hall with President Obama, Stephen Curry, and young men of color in Oakland and around the world through livestream.

Other MBK Rising! speakers include:

  • Ben Carlton, Co-Founder and National Fellowship Director, BMe Community

  • Rev. Wanda Johnson, CEO, Oscar Grant Foundation

  • Karol Mason, President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • Shaka Senghor, Executive Director, Anti-Recidivism Coalition

  • Dr. Lester Young, Member, New York State Education Department Board of Regents

  • Rashad Robinson, President, Color of Change

  • Edgar Villanueva, Vice President of Programs and Advocacy, Schott Foundation

  • Keith Wattley, Obama Foundation Fellow and Founder and Executive Director, UnCommon Law

  • Shawn Dove, CEO, Campaign for Black Male Achievement