On February 27, 2014, President Barack Obama launched “My Brother’s Keeper,” an unprecedented initiative and a call to action to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure all young people can reach their full potential. Since then, remarkable progress has been made as federal agencies, local elected officials, and philanthropic, corporate, and nonprofit leaders have come together to deploy effective strategies to expand opportunity and remove barriers.
On Wednesday, March 18, the Center for American Progress will host Attorney General Eric Holder and a panel discussion with My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Chair Broderick Johnson and community leaders from across the nation to discuss the progress of this initiative; the challenges and opportunities that remain; and the role all Americans can play to reduce disparities and expand opportunity in response to this initiative.
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Eric H. Holder, Jr., U.S. Attorney General
Broderick Johnson, Assistant to the President, Cabinet Secretary, and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, the White House
Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark
Richard Buery, Deputy Mayor For Strategic Policy Initiatives, City of New York
Luis Cardona, Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
Jonathan Legesse, My Brother’s Keeper mentee
Vanessa Cárdenas, Vice President, Progress 2050, Center for American Progress