Plenary IV: The Next 20…

July 26, 2019 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Indiana Convention Center // 500 Ballroom

Young Professionals L.E.A.D. Summit

Equal parts professional development and community action, YP L.E.A.D.S. is a three-day summit created and led by National Urban League Young Professionals (ages 21-40).  The summit aims to empower young people to create positive change by connecting them with business leaders, policymakers, and, most importantly, each other.  Expect engaging plenaries and insightful forums, networking, and social events – all geared toward the young leaders of the Urban League Movement. 

This year, the National Urban League Young Professionals are celebrating their 20th anniversary.  Their year-long celebration culminates at the annual conference under the theme – THE HOMECOMING – with special events throughout the conference to mark the occasion.    

Walton Family FoundationAIDS Health Foundationj NFL Foundation

Highlight: 20th Anniversary Celebration of YP’s

Opening Remarks: Marcus Mitchell, First YP President (1999-2000)

Moderator: The Honorable Carlos J. Clanton, President, National Urban League Young Professionals

Cassye D. Cook Provost, National Urban League Young Professionals President (2007-2009)
Barton J. Taylor, National Urban League Young Professionals President (2009-2011)
Melinda Emerson, Founder, National Urban League Young Professionals
William Barnes, CEO, Birmingham Urban League
Marcus Mitchell, First YP President (1999-2000)

Whether the conversation is "where we've been" or "what happens next," no can doubt that it's the energy and passion of young activism that sets the pace of change. With such issue as income inequality, criminal justice, and immigration at a tipping point, the National Urban League Youth Plenary takes a critical look back at our first 20 years of leadership building and advocacy as we prepare for the challenges ahead. Join some of today’s most effective voices for justice as the share their visions of what we can expect of the next generation of young leaders.