Plenary II: Main Street Marshall Plan For Urban America

July 27, 2017 - 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM
The America's Center // Hall 3


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!

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The National Urban League Washington Bureau recently released the Main Street Marshall Plan with solutions for the crises in education, jobs, and justice in urban America.  Come find out how these solutions can be adopted and implemented on a local, regional and national level to empower and ensure progress for struggling communities across the country.

Moderator: Ed Gordon, Journalist

Presiding: Marc H. Morial, CEO & President, National Urban League

Welcome: The Honorable Lyda Krewson, Mayor, City of St. Louis, MO

Remarks: Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder & President, National Action Network, Television Talk Show Host on MSNBC, “PoliticsNation”

Remarks: Dave K. Owens, Executive VP, Business Operations and Regulatory Affairs (retired), Edison Electric Institute

Remarks: Cheryl Cooke, Manager of Civic and Cultural Giving,  Allstate Insurance Company 

Remarks: The Honorable AC Wharton, Former Mayor of the City and County of Memphis; Executive Advisor, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Richard J. Mark, Chairman & President, Amren Illinois (Electric & Gas Utility)

The Honorable Aja Brown, Compton, CA Mayor

The Honorable Karen Freeman, Gary, IN Mayor

The Honorable Toni Harp, New Haven, CT Mayor

The Honorable Lawrence F. (Tony) Haygood, Jr., Tuskegee, AL Mayor