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NLC4 & New Leaders Council - Detroit to host Conversation on Inequality and Opportunity in Detroit, Michigan.

Posted by Dustin Robinson on May 04, 2016 at 1:14 PM

Guests and panelists include Dr. Karen Weaver, the Mayor of Flint, Congresswoman
Brenda Lawrence, and elected & business leaders 


DETROIT (May 4, 2016) – NLC4 and New Leaders Council (NLC) – Detroit today announced A Conversation on Inequality and Opportunity on Saturday, May 14th in Detroit, Michigan.

A Conversation on Inequality and Opportunity will provide an opportunity for local and national leaders and experts to evaluate and propose solutions to the social justice issues and challenges impacting Detroit, greater Michigan and the Midwest. 

The day of panels, keynote speakers and networking to work toward sustainable solutions to revitalizing our communities will be attended largely by alumni of the NLC Institute, which trains Millennial leaders to make impacts in their communities.

“We are excited to convene another forum where tomorrow's leaders from the millennial generation can amplify their calls for progressively driven economic opportunity to address inequality”, said NLC Chairman Chris Kelly 

“Millennial leaders like our dynamic members in NLC Detroit understand the urgency to assertively address the systemic challenges directly impacting our communities,” said NLC Detroit Chapter Co-Director Myra Lee. “Through this conversation, we will bring together intergenerational leadership, to begin crafting evidence based solutions and celebrating those in action, making a significant social impact in our city, state, and region.”

Keynote speakers and panelists include Dr. Karen Weaver, Mayor of Flint, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, State Representative Stephanie Chang, Detroit City Councilmember Raquel Castañeda-López, NLC National Honorary Co-chair New York Assemblymember Michael Blake, as well as business leaders and experts.

New Leaders Council works to recruit, train and promote progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow. It recruits its Fellows from outside traditional power structures and equips them with the skills necessary to be civic leaders in their communities and workplaces through the NLC Institute, the nation’s premiere political entrepreneurship training program. It has over 40 chapters in communities across the country, including Detroit.

A Conversation on Inequality and Opportunity is open to the public. Learn more about the event and register online at