Every year, HBCUs fall lower on the United States Congress’ list of priorities. In turn, the outcry commences from current students and alumni of these institutions. On April 17, 2018, HBCU Collective will host it’s 2nd Annual Day of Action on Capitol Hill with fellow HBCU students, alumni, and supporters who are concerned with preserving the legacy and future of historically black institutions.
During the day of action, HBCU Collective and its advocates are prepared to ask state and federal legislators for additional funding and assistance for facility upgrades, an increase in financial support for students, and funding for federal research grants. These call to actions, along with student-scheduled meetings with legislators, put HBCUs back on the forefront as we fight to protect the legacy and opportunities that HBCUs provide. In addition, there will be a formal press conference directly behind the U.S. Capitol.
Founder, Robert Stephens, is anticipating the 2nd Annual Day of Action. He quotes, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. It is time to organize, determine where we can exert pressure, and push until our schools and students have an equitable distribution of resources.“
This will be an empowering day for all attendees, regardless of age, color, and institution attended. Come for the experience and leave armed with tools to continue advocating for the support of HBCUs.
For more information and to RSVP for HBCU Collective 2nd Annual Day of Action, please visit https://www.hbcucollective.org/.