YP L.E.A.D.S. brings together the millennials and Young Professionals who drive the Urban League Movement. Join them as they explore ways to empower communities, change lives, and better themselves in career and life. Expect insightful and engaging workshops, networking opportunities, and social events. Come to build new connections and strengthen old ones!
YP L.E.A.D. Summit Workshop - Advancing Democracy: Civic Engagement Beyond the Ballot Box
A real democratic society requires full and constant participation from its people. In addition to voting early and always, this session will explore how Young Professionals can get more involved and be civic leaders in their communities. From volunteering on community boards to running for office to holding elected official accountable, each one of us can develop our own civic engagement strategies. Panelists will share stories based on their own experiences and offer insights to what is needed now at the community, state, and federal levels to build and sustain a movement of advocates and leaders who will advance our agenda and protect our progress.
Panelist: Shavar Jeffies , President at Democrats for Education Reform
Panelist: Bakari Sellers, Political Commentator, CNN
Panelist: Michael Tubbs, Mayor, Stockton, CA