BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Uplifting Black Voices
The Indiana Young Democrats recognize the need to do more than just acknowledge Black History. This month our organization aims to highlight black leaders, spearhead calls to action on criminal justice legislation, and to organize townhalls and service events across the state.
A MESSAGE FROM IYD PRESIDENT ARIELLE BRANDY
Hoosiers deserve leaders who reflect the diverse communities within our state.
Call To Action:
Our organization will be teaming up with partners to address criminal justice legislation going through the Indiana Statehouse.
Promoting Black Businesses:
NORTHERN INDIANA – CD2
NORTHERN INDIANA – CD3
NORTHERN INDIANA – CD4
CENTRAL INDIANA – CD5
CENTRAL INDIANA – CD7
SOUTHERN INDIANA – CD8
SOUTHERN INDIANA – CD9
Tune in on Facebook Live to watch party leaders interview Black Hoosier legislators to find out how they’re Making Black History! Here’s the interview schedule:
Monday, 2/22 @ 6 PM EST: Congressman André Carson interviewed by Hamilton County Young Democrats President, Dayna Colbert
Thursday, 2/25 @ 6 PM EST: Senator Eddie Melton interviewed by activist, Ashley Gurvitz
Make sure to also tune in to the great discussions we have lined up:
Reaching Black: Fostering Professional Mentorships – Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Unbought & Unbossed: Black Queens in Politics – Thursday, February 25, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Young, Gifted & Black – Friday, February 26, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Where do we go from here? – Sunday, February 28, 11:00am – 12:00pm
MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL
JOIN THE IYD BLACK CAUCUS:
The Indiana Young Democrats Black Caucus aims to activate and empower young Black leaders to engage in the democratic process through education, advocacy, and activism in order to strengthen our influence in politics and policies that affect our lives.
ORDER OUR BLACK HISTORY MONTH T-SHIRT:
We have seen the seismic, revolutionary change that comes from the activism of Black women. Our Black History Month t-shirt, made by Black-owned #317GetAGrip in Indianapolis, will honor and touch on the powerful women in our state — past, and present.