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2020 Black Lives Matter Teen Conference + Teen Night Open Mic

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  • Feb. 08, 2020, 9am registration; 10am-10pm
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • 515 Malcolm X Blvd, Central Harlem
  • Teen
  • FREE

The Schomburg Center's fourth annual Black Lives Matter Teen Conference (BLMTC) centers young people and engages them as key leaders and influencers within their communities. The BLMTC convenes young people (ages 11-18) from across New York City and the Tri-State area to celebrate and affirm their voices, build community, and provide today and tomorrow's leaders with the tools and knowledge to responsibly make the world a better place.

This conference is inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi in 2013, and the incredible young people who are committed to justice, equity, and happiness for all. The day will include activist teach-ins, youth-led panel discussions, teen performances, and interactive arts and media workshops, and a Teen Night Open Mic Edition.

Please contact us immediately for American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Requests can be made by calling 212-340-0951 or 212-340-0909, or e-mail 

All workshops are first to come, first seated. Registration opens at 9:00 AM!

Special Note: Teen Night Open Mic & After Party @ the Schomburg at 6:00pm-10:00pm.This event is open to youth ages 14-18. This is a space for young people to express themselves freely and unapologetically. We ask parents/guardians to respect this intention and refrain from attending/participating in the event.

About Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd

Central Harlem, NY