The State of Young Black New York: Exploring Multi-dimensions of Black Identity

Date: 2/26/2011
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Kimmel Center – 9th Floor Lounge

A conference sponsored by the New York Urban League Young Professionals and NYU Wagner Black Student Alliance.

What does it mean to be of Black/African descent? What is Black? Who is Black? This set of questions is at the center of the conversation on how young Black New Yorkers define ourselves. The State of Young Black New York will facilitate this conversation, considering personal identification while understanding how others choose to identify themselves.

This full day event features a distinguished panel and four interactive break-out sessions designed to create a dialogue focusing on different elements of Black identity.

The panel and sessions will focus on:

Pan-Africanism and Global identity
Post-racial identity
Professional Identity
Gender Identity
The Identity of Young Black New York
Political Identity

This event will be a vital step in understanding and advancing the state of the Black Diaspora, particularly among young, Black New Yorkers.
Go to for the conference agenda, panelist bio's and other details.

Also, please Join us at the post-event Mixer at 5PM at Vyne Wine Bar, 82 West 3rd St.

Partners Include: National Alliance of Market Developers, NY Chapter, National Association of Black Accountants, NY Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha, Brooklyn/ Long Island graduate chapter and Avenue Pink LLC