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Rep. John Lewis Hosts Discussion Entitled “Cities in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Making of Modern Atlanta”

September 19, 2012
Press Release

Tomorrow Thursday September 20, Rep. John Lewis will host a discussion entitled “Cities in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Making of Modern Atlanta” at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 143-B, from 2-4 pm.

WHO:    Ambassador Andrew Young, Chair Andrew J. Young Foundation, Inc.

    The Honorable Shirley Franklin, former Mayor of Atlanta

    The Honorable Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League

     Dr. Harvey K. Newman, Professor, Georgia State University

     Dr. Ravi K. Perry, Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University

     Andrea Young, Executive Director, Andrew J. Young Foundation, Inc.

 Moderator, The Honorable Stacey Abrams, House Minority Leader for the Georgia General

Assembly


WHAT: This panel will address critical policies in managing a diverse city to include:
•    The approach to minority business joint ventures in city contracts;
•    Public sector leverage of private sector resources to preserve public institutions;
•    The role of education, sports, transportation and hospitality in creating a virtuous cycle of economic growth;
•    The electoral strategy of progressive interests to include analysis, policy recommendations and implications for cities in the 21st century


WHEN:  September 20th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 PM

WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 143 B