The Free Minds Free People Conference in Baltimore this summer was an experience I will never forget. Working and learning alongside our collective of young people reminded me of why I love this work and why building coalitions of youth and adult partnerships is vital for social and political change.
On Our Trip to the Free Minds Free People Conference
Our trip to the Free Minds Free People conference in Baltimore was an opportunity for our team to get to know each other better and have fun together while learning valuable skills. We started the day learning and practicing using the different types of research in preparation for the focus groups we would conduct later, but instead of going home at the end of the day, we gathered our things and took a nice walk to the train station.
We boarded the bus to Baltimore. It was a long bus ride to Baltimore and we ate snacks and talked along the way. Once we arrived, we all took cabs to our hotel. It was very beautiful and extravagant! We all went to our respective hotel rooms to drop off our stuff and then explored the hotel in an attempt to find their pool.