2019 MBKGEN Summit
On Friday, November 1, 2019, youth organizing and adult allyship was growing in Benton Harbor during the annual MBKGEN Youth Summit, "Young, Political, Powerful."
Hosted by MBKGEN Benton Harbor and the S.H.A.R.P. Foundation, youth and their adult allies came from Benton Harbor schools as well as Flint, Lansing, and Kalamazoo to learn and engage in organizing, planting seeds for the community and electoral justice work ahead of us in 2020.
The day was fueled by inspiring speakers, artistic performers, and hands-on idea and strategy building for community transformation.
Benton Harbor Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
Commissioner MaryAlice Adams, City of Benton Harbor
One Love Global
The Mendel Center, Lake Michigan College
Mr. Bankole Thompson
Editor-in-Chief of The PuLSE Institute
Op-ed columnist for The Detroit News
Miss & Mr. Benton Harbor
Ms. Crystal Williams & Mr. Gregory Hill
Ms. Rukia Lumumba
Executive Director of People's Advocacy Institute