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The Black National Convention

AUG. 28th 2020

Building Power & Policy in Defense of Black Lives

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What is the Black National Convention?

The multi-hour broadcast will be filled with energy, celebration, education, electoral justice, and a vision for Black Lives before the biggest election of our time, and long after.

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On August 28, 2020, at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT, the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and Electoral Justice Project will host the 2020 Black National Convention (BNC) live broadcast. Together, we will ratify a Black political agenda days after the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and ahead of November, when Black voters will play a pivotal role in determining whether we have four more years of domination or a new set of challenges to overcome.

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Program

Friday, August 28th

  • BNC Red Carpet

    6:00PM – 7:00PM ET

    3:00PM – 4:00PM PT

  • Black National Convention

    7:00PM – 10:00PM ET

    4:00PM – 7:00PM PT

  • BNC Afterparty

    11:00PM – 1:00PM ET

    8:00PM – 10:00PM PT

Smiling little girl stands on bridge wearing a teeshirt that reads “Future Leader” U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm speaks at a podium at the Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, July 1972
Ella Baker gives a speech in 1964

Ambassadors

A community of organizers, influencers, artists, and activists who coalesce virtually to learn about our movement in a safe space and help us spread the word to galvanize our communities electorally.

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U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm speaks at a podium at the Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, July 1972

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Accessibility

If you require ADA-related accommodations for your attendance at this event, please email Vilissa Thompson at [email protected] as soon as possible so that we may assist you. A Black woman in a black and pink power wheelchair has her eyes closed and is smiling while being hugged from behind by another Black woman who is wearing compression gloves. The two women have their hair tangled together from the embrace.

You cannot get to Black Liberation or Freedom without including Black Disabled People.

—Vilissa Thompson, Disability Rights Activist

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