Brave New Futures Convening

We are coming together as organizations, artists, and cultural leaders to imagine a new vision for youth voice, and to dream about what the future Brave New Voices might look like. This will be an impactful time together filled with rich conversations, reflections, and pathways to move the festival forward.


Monday • July 18

9 am pst | The State of the Youth
Conversations about the creative, social-emotional, intellectual health of the young people we serve, particularly since the start of the pandemic in 2020.
10:30 am pst | 25 Years of BNV & Building of a Youth Voice Movement
Join Joan Osato and Marc Bamuthi Joseph as we revisit 25 years of BNV history to inform are decisions for the future.
11:30 am pst | Panel & Q&A: A Conversation on BNV Alumni’s Impact on Global Culture & Future Promise
Featuring Joan Osato, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Carlynn Newhouse (BNV alumni), Cydney Edwards (BNV alumni, Future Corps).
1:00 pm pst | BNV: Dreams of a New National Vision for the Next 25
Candice Wicks-Davis, co-founder of Edutainment for Equity
8:00 pm pst | Welcome to the Bay: An Evening of Poetry & Open Cypher
A closing evening of local artists, youth MCO champions, BNV 2022 Bay Area Team, and us!