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Saturday, July 9 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Budgets for Black Lives

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How can we #FundBlackFutures? Take control of your $ with participatory budgeting (PB). Our session will explore how integrating demands for PB in your campaigns could advance your goals. We'll highlight campaigns for economic justice led by Black Youth and discuss whether PB could be a tool used to achieve movement goals at the local level. We hope participants will leave with a new tool to use in their struggles for liberation and a bit more empowered to take control of their public funds. NOTE: All will be welcome in this space but the voices of Black identified folks and people of color will be given priority in this session.

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Maria Hadden Hadden

Maria Hadden works with the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP), managing projects in the Midwest & South. She first became involved in participatory budgeting (PB) as a budget delegate during the first US cycle in 2009 in Chicago where she's lived for 14 years. She was so inspired by the experience that she joined PBP in 2010 as a founding board member. Maria is a member of the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) as well as an alumni of both... Read More →

Biola Jeje

Biola Jeje is currently at the American Postal Workers Union doing social media and communications work. Biola was previously the Statewide Coordinator of New York Students Rising, a statewide network of students dedicated to defending public higher education in New York State. A graduate of Brooklyn College with a degree in Political Science, she is a Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) Board Member as well as a member of the Black Youth... Read More →

Natasha Soto

Natasha D. Soto is a Community Organizer for the Clean Air Coalition of WNY for the past 5 years. CA is an Environmental Health and Justice Organization that believes in democratic decision making; CA knowing s that when residents have the capacity to make real decisions that impact their neighborhoods those decisions are better than when those decisions are made on behalf of residents by individuals who don't live in those neighborhoods.

Saturday July 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Ketchum Hall 113

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