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Press Release: Gathering Young Leaders for a Better Future

Millennials and the Future of Work in the Golden State

On July 21 - 22, 2016, the Goldman School of Public Policy will bring together Millennials from across California to explore their generation's vision for a better future in the Golden State. The two-day gathering of young leaders will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union on the UC Berkeley Campus (2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA) from 8:30am - 4:30pm.

The Summit will bring together a network of young leaders at the forefront of social change from over 50UC, CSU, CA Community Colleges, and private universities from around California. It will be a unique, two-day discussion among prominent, young activists about defining the millennial generation’s priorities in an important election year and beyond.

Day 1 will feature experts discussing the economic and political barriers that young Californians face, including the challenge of financing an education, finding a job in a weak economy, and planning for long-term financial security. We will feature scholars from The Public Policy Institute of California Higher Education Center, The Roosevelt Institute, Student Debt Crisis, Govern for California, and many others.

Day 2 will focus on the power of young leaders to drive economic and political change by building and sustaining lasting social movements. We will feature activists from successful campaigns such as Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, NextGen Climate, Evolve, GetEqual and others. Day 2 will also include a panel discussion on how to amplify millennial voices in the 2016 Election and beyond, featuring Congressman Eric Swalwell, US Representative from CA District 15 and a national leader on millennial political engagement.

Sarah Swanbeck
Executive Director, Center on Governing & Investing in the Future
Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
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The Goldman School of Public Policy’s Center on Governing & Investing in the Future (CGIF) seeks to make national, state, and local policy sustainable and fair across generations. CGIF provides the tools, organization, messaging, and ideas that will mobilize the next generation of leaders to advocate for better education, jobs, government, and long-term security for Millennials and future generations.