Civic Media Lunch: "Biko Baker and The League of Young Voters" | MIT Center for Civic Media

Thursday, December 15, 2011 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

MIT Center for Civic Media

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The Executive Director of the League of Young Voters Education, Rob "Biko" Baker is a nationally recognized leader. He has organized town hall meetings and used social networking to motivate young people to get involved in the civic process. Baker has served as the deputy publicity coordinator and young voter organizer for the Brown and Black Presidential Forum. He has appeared on C-SPAN, Fox News and MSNBC, has interviewed luminaries Cornell West, Russell Simmons, and Howard Dean, and he has also written a number of articles for America's biggest online outlets, including the Huffington Post. Baker is a Ph.D. candidate at UCLA, and serves on the New Organizing Institute's board as well as CIRCLE's research advisory board.