Hello Woke Friend!

We are seeking 18+ year old volunteers to assist us and the California Secretary of State with Voter Registration at the BET Experience. This is an exciting time in history as we unite to inspire our youth and young adults to be proactive in the voting process both locally and nationally.


1. Our Be Woke Lounge will operate in the Kicksperience Pavilion inside the LA Convention Center from 11am to 11pm on June 21st and 22nd, 2019.

2. Please complete the Google form for Volunteers and indicate what days and times you are available.

3. We will provide Be Woke t-shirts for volunteers and ask that you wear them. If you are affiliated with a fraternity or sorority, please feel free to wear sweaters, hats, pins to show your Greek pride! Please provide your t-shirt size in the Google form.

4. You will be asked to sign a release form upon arrival and will be oriented to the activation. Your role may be to sign up voters, assist with set up/tear down, run errands, or to distribute flyers inside and outside of the convention center to drive traffic to the Be Woke booth. If you have physical limitations, please inform us via the Google form.

5. You will be provided with a $20 honorarium per day to cover your
parking/transportation costs.

6. Please plan to arrive at the LA Convention Center 30 minutes before your shift, as parking is extremely limited and you must allow time to get into the LACC upon arrival.

Your participation is SO important and we thank you for your service! Please read below to learn more about Be Woke and follow us on Social Media!

If you would like to join us in inspiring youth and young adults to exercise their POWER and register to vote, please fill out the Volunteer Form by clicking here:  https://forms.gle/ZVvM4yJ4SENvqDtk7

You can also watch what we do here: www.bewoke.vote and click the links to follow us on social media.


Robert F. Smith, Deon Taylor and Roxanne Avent Unite Entertainment Figures to Fuel Activism Around 2020 Election Through “Be Woke” a Social Short Form Series

Some of the most influential names in the entertainment world, including Kim Kardashian, Will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, and Chelsea Handler united for a short-form social series titled “Be Woke” to educate and activate millennials and Generation Z voters, particularly young Americans of color.

“Be Woke” is a campaign unto itself, with a format that features celebrities sitting down with hosts Van Jones, Roland Martin and Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris in down-to-earth, one-on-one segments to discuss political, social and societal landscapes and implore activism. It’s a rally for activism and a platform to encourage voter engagement and participation.

The purpose of “Be Woke” is to push the needle forward by getting more young voters of color interested in politics and participating in the voting process. “Be Woke” was conceptualized by prominent philanthropist and investor Robert F. Smith, film director Deon Taylor and film producer Roxanne Avent who are all partners in Hidden Empire Film Group.

“There is a serious problem in our country surrounding our youngest generations and involvement in the political process,” said Taylor. “The statistics are so unsettling to us. We just felt compelled to take action and do something about it. So, we did. And we quickly found that many celebrities care just as much and share the desire to evoke change. Roxanne, Robert and myself are grateful that so many of our friends in the entertainment world, who are so busy, took the time to participate, and didn’t think twice about doing so. We hope this movement is contagious and a broader national voice is heard during future elections.”

Said Avent, “Voting is essential to the future of our children and communities. Without the votes, we have no voice, and we surrender our power. This is the driving message we want to amplify as loudly as possible in our ‘Be Woke’ campaign.”

The episodes are 5-10 minutes in duration and feature a celebrity guest that speaks to a community, specific group, or sub-group.

Segments are available to viewers via www.bewoke.vote and social media platforms including:

Twitter: @bewokevote + Instagram: @be.woke.vote + Facebook: @be.woke.vote