Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL)

Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL) We are dedicated to expanding opportunities for Bay youth to become articulate, informed leaders in their schools and communities. The Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL) is part of a nationwide movement that seeks to establish and maintain competitive debate teams in under-resourced public high schools.
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The BAUDL has partnered with school districts in San Francisco and Oakland so that the young people of the Bay Area can participate in rigorous, exciting competition and become articulate and informed leaders in their schools and communities. With the help of dozens of volunteers and sponsors, the league helps students from all backgrounds and all levels of academic achievement develop into trained, powerful advocates and skilled critical thinkers, ready to graduate from high school and college and take on the world.

Mission: The Bay Area Urban Debate League is dedicated to expanding opportunities for high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in rigorous academic competition and to become articulate and informed leaders in their schools and communities.

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Ne’Jahra Soriano has not lost a debate at a BAUDL tournament for the past 6 tournaments and 24 debate rounds!BAUDL wishe...
10/23/2020

Ne’Jahra Soriano has not lost a debate at a BAUDL tournament for the past 6 tournaments and 24 debate rounds!

BAUDL wishes to recognize the work and commitment that goes into such an unprecedented accomplishment by renaming our annual season opener tournament to “The Ne’Jahra Soriano BAUDL Season Opener.”

We look forward to working with Ne’Jahra for the rest of her senior year and are excited to see what her future brings after she leaves BAUDL.

Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL)
10/18/2020

Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL)

This Thursday October 22nd at 5PM the Bay Area Urban Debate League is hosting College Night. This is for youth who are interested in debate to explore opportunities in the activity in college. We have invited people from local junior colleges to private institutions to come and speak to you about how you can continue your debate career.

Reasons why you should attend:

Debate scholarship information will be available.

Networking with the college debate network.

You will get first hand knowledge about of where debate can take you.

Meet new friends.

All who are interested in debate team are welcome to join us on zoom. The passcode to log in is 549-600-6279.

This Thursday October 22nd at 5PM the Bay Area Urban Debate League is hosting College Night. This is for youth who are i...
10/17/2020

This Thursday October 22nd at 5PM the Bay Area Urban Debate League is hosting College Night. This is for youth who are interested in debate to explore opportunities in the activity in college. We have invited people from local junior colleges to private institutions to come and speak to you about how you can continue your debate career.

Reasons why you should attend:

Debate scholarship information will be available.

Networking with the college debate network.

You will get first hand knowledge about of where debate can take you.

Meet new friends.

All who are interested in debate team are welcome to join us on zoom. The passcode to log in is 549-600-6279.

It is recruitment time! Help us spread the word that the debate team is back on campus. I understand recruiting online m...
09/24/2020
BAUDL Registration Form

It is recruitment time! Help us spread the word that the debate team is back on campus. I understand recruiting online may seem difficult, but BAUDL staff is here to assist you with getting it done. Below is a blurb you can share to other teachers, parents, students, administrators, and school partnerships about the league. I am also attaching some flyers you can use for promotion.

Welcome back to the Bay Area Urban Debate League 2020-2021 season. We are so excited to still be able to offer the debate team as a way to connect during quarantine. If your interested in joining the debate team please join us for our weekly live instructions.

All are welcome to debate. No experience is needed, we will help you with that. Debate is a great way to work on public speaking, improve your reading skills, and has great opportunities beyond school. Plus, the BAUDL debate community with students from all over the Bay Area are pretty awesome too.

Wednesday 2PM-4PM-High School JV + VAR with Jazmine

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82578257895?pwd=M2lkQm13aXFYZm1YQmN5eWhtMVhrZz09
 
Wednesday 330PM-530PM- Middle School Public Forum with Mya and High School Novice with Sekayi +Brooke
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89466973177

Please fill out this form if you are a student participating in BAUDL

Welcome back to the Bay Area Urban Debate League 2020-2021 season!..We are so excited to have you join us for our online...
09/21/2020
BAUDL Registration Form

Welcome back to the Bay Area Urban Debate League 2020-2021 season!
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We are so excited to have you join us for our online programming this year! Since our programming is online , we are open to accepting ALL 6th-12th grade students who wish to participate.
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Join BAUDL staff each Wednesday at 330PM for live instruction on zoom. Don’t worry if you can’t join on Wednesday the videos are available on YouTube every Friday evening.
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To help you get started BAUDL is sending you a BAUDL care pack. Please make sure you have completed the BAUDL registration form to receive yours.
If you would like to do our curbside pick up options text 510-815-9441 to arrange a time to stop by the BAUDL office at 287 17th st suite 201 Oakland CA. Curbside pickup will be Wednesday 9/23 and Friday 9/25.
Season Opener workshop is October 3rd and Season Opener Tournament is October 17th.
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See you soon!
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#urbandebate #openseason #curbsidepickup #baudl#speakup #policydebate

Please fill out this form if you are a student participating in BAUDL

As part of the 2020 Champions of Diversity event we were able to connect attorneys from the Sidley Austin LLP (Official)...
09/02/2020

As part of the 2020 Champions of Diversity event we were able to connect attorneys from the Sidley Austin LLP (Official) San Francisco office with BAUDL debaters and staff.
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Thank you Sidley Austin for your first year participating in the Champions of Diversity fundraiser! If you would like to learn more about this event please email [email protected]

13 Bay Area law firms have been competing this month to see who can raise the most money for the BAUDL as part of the 20...
08/29/2020

13 Bay Area law firms have been competing this month to see who can raise the most money for the BAUDL as part of the 2020 Champions of Diversity fundraiser. We've whittled those firms down to 4 in each of our two divisions. Over the last couple days of the month the final four will be competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division.

In the Elite division (less than 60 attorneys): Durie Tangri Alto Litigation Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP Fox Rothschild LLP

In the Grand division (more than 60 attorneys): Morrison & Foerster LLP O'Melveny Sidley Austin LLP (Official) Morgan Lewis

A huge thank you as well to our other participating firms: Carlson, Calladine, & Peterson, Perkins Coie LLP, Nixon Peabody LLP Baker McKenzie Orrick

08/28/2020

Hello Everyone!
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If you missed out on our Table Talk this week click the link below to watch the playback now!
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#publicspeaking #emeryville #urbandebate #baudl #TableTalk

🏆 Good Afternoon 🏆..Next week Baudl will be holding a league wide orientation...Orientation is a great way to get famili...
08/21/2020

🏆 Good Afternoon 🏆
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Next week Baudl will be holding a league wide orientation.
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Orientation is a great way to get familiar with how BAUDL will operate this year. With everything being online, we strongly encourage all students to pick one day to attend orientation.
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Orientation dates and time is : August 25th-27th
Tues. & Thurs. at 6 pm
Wed. at 2pm
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Please don’t forget to RSVP using the number above!
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Can’t wait to see you all !
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#debate #publicspeaking #urbandebate #bayarea #oakland #sanfrancisco #ousd #eusd #richmond #emeryville

08/21/2020

✨Good Afternoon ✨
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Today you’ll have the opportunity to meet one of our wonderful staff members .
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This afternoon BAUDL would like to introduce Wyllene Turner.
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Wyllene is an alumna of BAUDL’s 2010 cohort and is our Student leadership council manager.
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Wyllene has a range of experience in engaging with debater by organizing recruitment events to conducting group building exercises.
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She stated “ Engaging with students may be different because we aren’t in person this year, but I’m driven to offer debater the same experience.”
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When Wyllene isn’t working she is in her garden, binge watching tv shows on Netflix or Hulu.
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Join us next week to meet the rest of the staff!
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#publicspeaking #youthspeak #oakland #sanfrancisco #baudl #urbandebate #policydebate #criminaljusticereform

08/20/2020

🏆Good Mid-Day!🏆
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If you haven’t had a chance to check out our Table Talk today click on the link below.
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We had a really good chat with Ms.Lee about CJR( Criminal Justice Reform). She gave us insight on the important role representation plays in the criminal justice system and tips we can get information out to our community.
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Lastly don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to catch us live each Thursday! Our handle is: @bayareadebate
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#policydebate #urbandebate #YouthSpeak #publicspeaking

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08/14/2020

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08/11/2020

✨Good Morning ✨
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This week you’ll have the opportunity to meet all of the wonderful staff at the Bay Area Urban Debate League.
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This morning BAUDL would like to introduce Sekayi Bardell.
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Sekayi Bardell is an alumna of BAUDL and she’s excited to teach the Novice division this year!
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Sekayi says “ I want to ensure that all Novice debaters have a strong foundation in debate that will stick with them as they move on to the upper devisions!”
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She is currently a Sophomore at UC Berkeley studying Economics.
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When Sekayi isn’t working or at school she enjoys music and binge watching tv shows on Netflix.
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A new hobby she took up during the quarantine is sewing.
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Join us tomorrow to meet the rest of the staff!
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#publicspeaking #youthspeak #oakland #sanfrancisco #baudl #urbandebate #policydebate #criminaljusticereform

08/11/2020

✨Good Evening✨
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This week you’ll have the opportunity to meet all of the wonderful staff at the Bay Area Urban Debate League.
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This evening BAUDL would like to introduce Brooke Kimbrough!
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Brooke L. Kimbrough is the new Online Program Coordinator for BAUDL. As an alumna of the Detroit UDL, Brooke learned experientially how crucial debate can be to developing critical young activists.
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She is excited to begin developing a culturally responsive and socially responsible curriculum for BAUDL students in the Junior Varsity division. Throughout the debate season, she intends to maintain data driven models of success that are reflective of a the needs of each student.
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When she isn’t working, she creating! Stories, paintings, hairstyling; the whole creative shebang.
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It’s a pleasure having Brooke on the BAUDL Team!
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Don’t forget to tune back in tomorrow to meet the rest of the staff.
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#urbandebate #publicspeaking #baudl #programcoordinator #youthspeaking #leadership #teacher #debate
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Hey Baudl Family!✒️🖌✒️🖌✒️🖌✒️🖌✒️🖌✒️🖌✒️🖌If your not already following us on instagram go do so NOW!..We will be starting a...
08/03/2020

Hey Baudl Family!
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If your not already following us on instagram go do so NOW!
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We will be starting a live show called : BAUDL’s Table Talk
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Hosted every Thursday on our instagram page: @bayareadebate
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You don’t want to miss out on the discussion!

We hope you all have enjoyed West Coast Champions Debate Institute. We have goodies for the debaters who participated th...
07/17/2020

We hope you all have enjoyed West Coast Champions Debate Institute.

We have goodies for the debaters who participated this week! Please text (510) 815-9441 WCCDI Prizes to see how to get yours!

Hey BAUDL family!!...We will have headphones available Tuesday for all BAUDL students who are participating in camp...DM...
07/14/2020

Hey BAUDL family!!
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We will have headphones available Tuesday for all BAUDL students who are participating in camp.
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DM us!
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#baudl#wccdc #headphones#prepared#virtuallearning #headphones

Bay Area Urban Debate League staff Sekayi B. is leading the Middle School portion of West Coast Champions Debate Inst.❤️...
07/14/2020

Bay Area Urban Debate League staff Sekayi B. is leading the Middle School portion of West Coast Champions Debate Inst.❤️

Sekayi is a BAUDL alumni going into her 2nd year at CAL.

Camp starts online now! Join us!
07/13/2020

Camp starts online now! Join us!

West Coast Champions Debate Institute is hosting two tournaments during our summer camp. Tournaments will be hosted onli...
07/09/2020

West Coast Champions Debate Institute is hosting two tournaments during our summer camp. Tournaments will be hosted online. This is the first time BAUDL has ever done this, and we are excited to have access to more community members to judge. NO EXPERIENCE is needed, judges training will be held.
If you can join us please sign up at the link below.
https://forms.gle/eo22jqQHRVeMxEKP9
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#baudl #bayarea #oakland #youthsports #speechanddebate #svudl #laudl#alumnicommunity #community

07/01/2020

Camp is only 2 weeks away!!!
🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨BAUDL is proud to announce we have entered a strategic alliance with the Los Angeles Metro Debate League and Silicon Valley Urban Debate League to form the California Alliance of Urban Debate Leagues. This cooperative has come together to host our first ever fully online Summer Debate Camp! Seminars, lectures, and labs will be combined between our leagues giving students the opportunity to work with and compete against peers from all over the state. High School Camp will be hosted online from July 13th through July 18th. Middle School will be July 13th through July 16th. We are now accepting registrants, please continue reading below for details.

To reflect the cooperative effort of this year's camp, the JBDI will be renamed to "West Coast Champs Debate Institute." Camp is open to any student who has joined or is interested in joining the debate team at a participating league's school. We are adapting our schedule and style to account for the unavoidable changes and interruptions that students will face between now and the end of camp. Students should not feel discouraged from attending where they can, even if they cannot be connected for all of the events offered. • Camp will offer 3 divisions for students: Novice, JV, and Open/Varsity. Novice will focus on brand new debaters, JV on returning debaters, and Open/Varsity on experienced debaters. Depending on the level of interest, we may have "Scholars" supplemental camp and practice days. • We are excited about this topic and have scheduled some experts from across the criminal justice community to speak. If you have connections to additional people in those circles that you think would be excited about talking to our debaters please let me know!
• We will have daily raffles for students in attendance and will be giving away other prizes and incentives. https://www.baudl.org/west-coast-champs-debate-institute.html

This summer, BAUDL is proud to announce we have entered a strategic alliance with the Los Angeles Metro Debate League  a...
06/29/2020

This summer, BAUDL is proud to announce we have entered a strategic alliance with the Los Angeles Metro Debate League and Silicon Valley Urban Debate League to form the California Alliance of Urban Debate Leagues. This cooperative has come together to host our first ever fully online Summer Debate Camp! Seminars, lectures, and labs will be combined between our leagues giving students the opportunity to work with and compete against peers from all over the state. Camp is July 13-18TH for high school and July 13th-16th for middle school. We are now accepting registrants, please continue reading below for details.

Students grade 6-12th are welcome to attend!

BAUDL Julia Burke Debate Inst. is "West Coast Champs Debate Institute"

To reflect the cooperative effort of this year's camp, the JBDI will be renamed to "West Coast Champs Debate Institute." Camp is open to any student who has joined or is interested in joining the debate team at a participating league's school. We are adapting our schedule and style to account for the unavoidable changes and interruptions that students will face between now and the end of camp. Students should not feel discouraged from attending where they can, even if they cannot be connected for all of the events offered.

We have been working hard to produce a schedule that balances rigor, competition, but also the health and mental well-being of your students. We understand that our normal 10 hour a day camp schedule simply will not translate to online, and have distilled the schedule to focus on the most fundamental lessons necessary to be competitive in this new world of online debating. So far, we've created a daily schedule of events that includes: lectures, labs, and independent learning for debaters in attendance. If you have ideas for what might make camp more engaging or fun, we are flexible and open to any and all suggestions.

All students who plan to participate need to fill out this registration form: https://www.baudl.org/west-coast-champs-debate-institute.html

In response to all that is happening, the Bay Area Urban Debate League will be leading an advocacy project. Civic engage...
06/26/2020

In response to all that is happening, the Bay Area Urban Debate League will be leading an advocacy project. Civic engagement is more important than ever, and we want debate skills to be used to empower communities.

Please join us TONIGHT 6/26 BAUDL students, alumni, and interested parties come up with a list of action items for Bay Area policing and criminal justice that we can support the students in advocating for. If your interested in attending please TEXT ADVOCACY PROJECT to 510-815-9441.

The Bay Area Urban Debate League will be highlighting ALL of the schools and students we work with. This week we are cel...
06/26/2020

The Bay Area Urban Debate League will be highlighting ALL of the schools and students we work with. This week we are celebrating KIPP King Collegiate High School debaters. Coached by Ernestina Thompson and Andrea Vaca Rodriguez for the last 2 years, KIPP King Collegiate High School debate team is ambitious.

KIPP King Collegiate High School is an emerging powerhouse in the BAUDL community. With the majority of their debaters being underclassmen, there is a lot of energy towards growth and development. Model leadership by dedicated coaches, Ernestina Thompson and Andrea Vaca Rodriguez, they supported students at every tournament, and worked very hard keeping students engaged and excited about debate.

This season KIPP King Collegiate High School debate team has seen a lot of growth and success in a short time. With most of the team beginning in the novice division in the start of the season, by the end of the season two teams progressed into Varsity. At the Aaron Thomas Memorial Debate tournament, debaters Sophia Vieira placed 6th place speaker, Dante Lopez received 15th speaker, and Wilson Liu 19th speaker in the novice division.

Two rookie team debaters to highlight are Johnny Rodrigues-McConville and Kenny Zhang. They immediately dove into the highly competitive world of national debate circuit when they joined BAUDL’s Student Leadership Council where students become the leaders of the league and go deeper into topics about debate and advocacy. In this program BAUDL provides travel and coaching to students to compete in national circuit debate. They competed at the Damien Invitational which was their first national tournament. Johnny Rodrigues-McConville and Kenny Zhang competed in the national circuit this year. Using the knowledge gained on circuit while competing at the BAUDL Fall Championships JV division they would place 2nd and 4th place speakers This team has a lot in store for the future and BAUDL is looking forward to see the scholarship and skills this team cultivates.

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The BAUDL identifies two teachers at each partner school and trains them to be successful debate coaches, enabling them to recruit and maintain strong teams. A volunteer mentor trained by league staff aids in each team’s development. The BAUDL brings these groups together to drive the following program components: Opportunities to compete in debate -Six regular-season tournaments bringing all BAUDL -schools together to have fun and compete -League Championships for qualifying teams -All-expenses-paid trip for top teams to the annual UDL National Championships in Chicago -Travel and competition in regional and national debate tournaments Opportunities to develop skills and build community -Monthly weekend workshops where students work with coaches and mentors to hone their skills -A 5-day Summer Institute for students and teachers for next year’s season to practice and prepare such as public debates -Community-building events and neighborhood fun nights -Professional Development Seminars to help teachers become successful coaches and integrate debate into their everyday classroom practice If you want to help bring debate to more studentsplease get in touch - we are ready to work with you.

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This Saturday is our first BAUDL tournament of the season. We’re looking for judges like you to help our students have a great season opener tournament!


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I’m wondering if BAUDL is engaging in the dynamics of the first presidential debate of the 2020 election. How do the tactics compare to BAUDL practices or other debate practices?
I was wondering whether any of the members of this club held any political debates recently.
As a former judge, I just wanted to say, "Happy Holidays!" I learned so much by the club's debates on the Merida Initiative: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9rida_Initiative Guess what's in the news from the White House this morning!!
Success Academy Debate program is expanding! Apply to be a full time debate teacher and coach at one of our local middle schools or high school programs. Full benefits and competitive pay. PM me or email me at [email protected]
Success Academy Debate program is expanding! Apply to be a full time debate teacher and coach at one of our local middle schools or high school programs. Full benefits and competitive pay. PM me or email me at [email protected]
Smart Cities Initiative for Youth(sci-fy) will be hosting an exciting, challenging, and rewarding two-day workshop on Solving Urban Challenges on May 19-20th. Wanted to let you know that we have extended our deadline for the workshop until May 1st, 2018! Participants walk through our sci-fy framework, hear from industry leaders, and take a hands-on learning approach by solving an urban challenge in their own community. Applications are available here: https://lnkd.in/g_ipgQE Apply by May 1st! 1st Blog Post: https://lnkd.in/ggdKVqK Please encourage students to apply and participate. To learn more about sci-fy, visit our website at sci-fy.org.
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Hey! Hope this reaches you in great mind, body and soul, Wanted to know if you would be interested in collaborating/speak your truth and get resources and partnership for your life and purposed endeavors. Introducing an Open Mic Platform Community Event entitled Nommo which is Dogon for Power of the Spoken Word. Have Black & Brown Leaders coming through all to hear and support our millenial generation and generation z intentionally to hold us up on their shoulders and stand front line supporting us, educating us, investing in us and building with us the bridge between the despair of being systematically oppressed and Hope and Light to who we shall be United. They will be from a variety of backgrounds but all Black and Brown Professionals...Doctorate(s) and Life Experience (LOL) Attached is the Ad. Share & Looking forward to connecting and collabing soon! Come share some of your artistry on a Platform where u will be celebrated and acknowledged and supported! We want to hear from you and what emotional trauma and daily woes of being Black/Brown, Young/ALIVE and Woke today!! ALL AGES REQUESTED!! We want to HEAR Y(OUR) VOICE & Truth in Power and Love, Let's #RECLAIMOUROWN Contact: [email protected]
We will be in the Bay area this weekend - Sunday May 28!! Please join us at the Stone Soul Picnic. Make it a great Memorial Day weekend... All the details and links for tickets are here: http://bit.ly/a7StneSoul