As part of Join Week 2016 and in partnership with 33rd & HOME, PCULYP will be hosting:
“Revisiting The Double Consciousness: Being Young, Black, and Professional in the ‘Burg/Bay."
Building upon the reflections of W.E.B. Dubois, this moderated open discussion will serve as an opportunity for YPs and friends to discuss their experiences as being Young, Black, Professionals in the workplace, particularly in the age of diversity & inclusion. Attendees will share experiences and personal tips/strategies for navigating the politics and fatigue associated with getting ahead in the workplace, while maintaining their true authentic selves.
“After the Egyptian and Indian, the Greek and Roman, the Teuton and Mongo...lian, the Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second-sight in this American world,—a world which yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings”- W.E.B. Dubois
Join Week 2016 is a collective effort made by the National Urban League Young Professionals and local chapters across the country to encourage community engagement and advocacy among young professionals. This year’s theme is, “The Movement Starts with You.”