The contest deadline has been extended until Sunday, May 22!
Despite what some may say, young people know that race and racism aren’t things of the past. But it can also be difficult to rise above the bogus “post-racial” concept pushed by the media, in which ”racism” is always interpersonal and never systemic, and in which any mere mention of race makes someone a ”racist.”
So, grab a video camera, cell phone, laptop, or your technology of choice and shoot a short video that answers the question: In your own life, how are you changing the rules of our race conversation, and creating real solutions for racial and social justice?
Submit it by 11:59:59 EST on Friday, May 13, and you could win a free trip to Washington, DC, to attend the Campus Progress National Conference and join the ranks of past Conference speakers including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, The Nation’s own Katrina vanden Heuvel and Chris Hayes, The Daily Show’s John Oliver, Van Jones, Samantha Power, Ryan Gosling, and many, many others.
Last year’s winners were an undocumented student activist, a young man once caught up in gang violence who now advocates for peace, and a first-generation college student working to bring young people to the table in discussions about policies that impact their lives.
So, think you have what it takes? Head over to the contest page now to get started! And if you’re not interested in entering the contest, but want to check out the Conference, you can apply to attend here.