Join us for a discussion with Nykidra “Nyki” Robinson, founder & CEO of Black Girls Vote, moderated by Dean Robert C. Orr, a Norman and Florence Brody Family Foundation Public Policy Forum.
Voter mobilization is tough in the best of times, but the pandemic environment in which this year’s election is taking place is unprecedented. America as a nation is also more engaged with the issue of racism than in previous years, making Robinson’s mission especially critical. Come participate in this important conversation with a proven, grassroots leader from Maryland.
About Nykidra “Nyki” Robinson
Nykidra “Nyki” Robinson is the founder and CEO of Baltimore-born Black Girls Vote. Nyki’s life and work experience combined with her interest in politics drove Nyki to create the non-partisan, grassroots organization focused on encouraging and mobilizing African American women to use their voting power to advocate for issues that impact African American women and families. As the CEO, Nyki manages fundraising, numerous community and government initiatives, and events. Her “Party at The Mailbox” voters’ education and activation campaign has kept that momentum amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with the online event reaching 10,000 live viewers on the night of Baltimore City’s pandemic-delayed primary elections. Nyki has previously served as the Director of Events for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, as well as holding positions elsewhere in local and state governments. She has served as a Neighborhood Liaison in Baltimore City’s Mayor’s Office, a Director of Outreach in Maryland’s Lt. Governor’s Office and the Special Assistant to the Director for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. While in these positions, Nyki actualized the impact of policy decisions, engaged with residents about neighborhood initiatives, and organized events. Nyki received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Leadership Studies from Frostburg University. Upon graduation, Nyki was accepted into an international education program in Beijing, China where she interacted and built lifelong relationships with students from around the world. Nyki was also a member of the 2019 National Urban Fellows cohort.