Apply to Be a Social Media Ambassador at the 2017 State of Race Symposium

March 23, 2017  • Arica Van Boxtel

The Aspen Institute is looking for social media ambassadors to attend the Aspen Institute Symposium on the State of Race in America in Washington, DC, on April 4, 2017.

Racial tension in the United States is nothing new. With prevalent systemic hurdles and challenging political circumstances, the need for meaningful dialogue around racial inequality is critical for the health of our nation. The State of Race Symposium will explore new attitudes, opportunities, and obstacles for and about people of color in 21st century America. As a social media ambassador, you will share opinions, observations, and exclusive previews with your social audience using the hashtag #stateofrace. You will get free entrance, priority seating, and opportunities for behind-the-scenes access to engage with speakers and attendees.

The State of Race Symposium will feature two panels that will discuss the racial wealth gap and the future of national conversations about race. Following the panels, there will be a town hall discussion focused on strategies and tools to combat racism. Being a social media ambassador is a great opportunity to share the key themes of the day with a larger audience and to move the dialogue forward.

You can apply now to be a social media ambassador by filling out the form below. Applications are due by 9:00 AM ET on Thursday, March 30th to be considered. Following the Aspen Institute on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is not required, but highly recommended. If selected you will be notified on the evening of March 30th with further details. Please note, we are unable to accommodate ambassador travel or lodging.

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For more information, check out highlights from previous State of Race Symposiums, and learn more about the Communications and Society Program’s State of Race Symposium. For updates on the Symposium, follow the Communications and Society Program on Twitter and Facebook. Questions? Email Arica at