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!
Young, Black and Elected…The New Era of Leadership
Moderator: Representative Alicia Reece, Ohio State House of Representatives, District 33
Candice Quarles ,Councilmember, City Council, DeSoto, TX
The Honorable Carlos J. Clanton, Vice Chairman, Norfolk City School Board; President, National Urban League Young Professionals
Representative Reginald Bolding, Arizona State House of Representatives-Legislative District 27; Vice Chair of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (Western Region)
Representative Jeramey Anderson, Mississippi State House of Representatives-Legislative District 110
Representative Katrina R. Jackson, Louisiana State House of Representatives-Legislative District 16
Sponsor: Walton Family Foundation
Black politics and activism has taken on a new face in our country. African American millennials are changing the political structure of our government not just by participating in the voting process but becoming politicians. In 2017, Randall Woodfin became the youngest mayor-elect of Birmingham, Alabama in modern history. Prior to that, Chokwe Lumumba also achieved a successful win as the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi that same year. Both young, black and elected, leading a new era in black politics. This session will focus on this new movement of African American politicians that are driving political progression in this country.