article source NBC New York title California’s college campuses are gearing up for an unprecedented political event: an annual conference called the Southern California Sociratic Seminar.
It’s an event that promises to transform the way people think about race, social networks and political culture.
It also promises to put some of the biggest names in politics on stage.
In the days leading up to the event, organizers have posted on social media videos of speakers who will talk about topics ranging from the 2016 election to the history of Black Lives Matter and the role that technology has played in transforming the way we do business.
The event is the culmination of a series of events that began in the spring, when UC Santa Barbara and the University of California, Berkeley held their annual conference in Santa Barbara.
The first event took place in April and the second took place last month.
The events were intended to educate and train the new generation of political operatives and strategists.
The conference, hosted by the Association for Southern California Colleges, is intended to help young people and their parents understand the importance of politics and how to get involved.
“The purpose of this conference is to empower young people to be politically engaged,” said Nancy E. Brown, a spokeswoman for the Association.
“It’s really a forum for them to learn about political and social issues, and to network.”
The Southern California Socratic Conference is held every three years, and it draws more than 1,000 attendees and includes speakers from academia, industry, government and nonprofits.
Organizers said they have found that the conference can be a good fit for people who have never attended a conference before.
They say they have not yet seen a problem, and that the attendees are interested and motivated.
“We’ve had tremendous support from the community,” said Melissa J. Phelan, a sociologist and director of the Center for Social Networks and Democracy at the University at Buffalo.
Phelan said she was inspired to organize the conference by the success of a recent Black Lives Matters conference held at the California State University, Northridge.
The university has been in the spotlight recently, with a string of high-profile shootings of black men in cities across the state.
In November, President Donald Trump and California Governor Jerry Brown announced plans to create a task force to study how to address the problem of racial disparities in policing.
But while the task force was set up, a report by the National Academy of Sciences found that racial bias in policing is still prevalent.
And this summer, the Associated Press revealed that the Justice Department was investigating several police departments in the state over allegations of racially biased policing.
The Southern Conference will take place this summer in Santa Monica.
The main venue for the conference is the Santa Monica Country Club, which is located on the south side of the city.
The Southern Conference website lists speakers from the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Association of Evangelicals and the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.