11 Jan Black Lives Matter- Charleston, SC hosts MPACT for Community Training
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(NEWARK, NJ) – The Member Policy Advocacy & Campaign Team (MPACT) launches its first Community Leadership Training of 2017 in partnership with Black Lives Matter – Charleston, SC. Lead organizers will work with grassroots activists and the greater community to build continuous opportunities for community driven processes and action. Seizing on the energy in the wake of the Michael Slager mistrial, the two groups will work together to create greater police accountability in North Charleston, SC. In addition, MPACT leaders are excited to work with Black Lives Matter as they launch a new initiative engaging high school students as leaders of the community.
The goal of the day long MPACT training in N. Charleston, SC is to begin the development of local leadership teams for the purpose of holding their elected officials accountable everyday.
Saturday January 14, 2017 – 10am EST
Venue: LowCountry Alliance for Model Communities (LAMC)
2125 Dorchester Road
Charleston, SC 29405
MPACT is a nationwide nonprofit that coordinates year-round, issue-based and voter empowerment efforts across the socioeconomic spectrum– from underserved populations of color, to all low-income rural, suburban and exurban communities. MPACT is focused on building year round programs that engage our communities locally and on the national levels. We aim to involve those most left out of the political process. These trainings are a launch point for a year-long coordinated interdependent voter engagement and citizen lobbying effort.