Democracy and The Next Generation

A donor forum at the Ford Foundation by the Youth Engagement Fund

The Ford Foundation is proud to host Democracy & The Next Generation, a one-day convening organized by the Youth Engagement Fund. A state’s electorate determines who holds the ultimate decision-making positions in executive office and the legislature, but newer and older generations often have very different conceptions about democratic processes and outcomes in the 21st century.

This convening will be an opportunity for donors, researchers, and organizations to learn from each other and strategize about how best to support younger generations as they embrace voting and other forms of civic engagement as necessary tools to advance human rights and social justice.The program will focus on engaging field leaders and experts in civic engagement and youth organizing on timely issues such as:

  • What are current opportunities and roadblocks to supporting youth engagement and leadership across the most disenfranchised and fastest-growing constituencies?
  • Which geographies have the highest density of young women, young people of color and low-income young potential voters?
  • How do new generations bridge progressive issues such as racial and reproductive justice and civic engagement strategies such as voting or digital organizing?

When: Thursday, May 31, 2018
10am – 4pm, followed by happy hour (location TBD)

Where: Ford Foundation

Follow the conversation online: #NewDemocracy

Register Today.

The Youth Engagement Fund is a donor services project of NEO Philanthropy.


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