As a centerpiece in American history for one of the greatest progressive movements – the civil rights movement, Atlanta is a fitting choice for NLC’s 2012 retreat. Inspired by this epic struggle for equality, the chosen theme for NLC’s 2012 retreat is “Move Powerfully” and will bring NLC alumni, Chapter Directors, and supporters from across the country to Atlanta for leadership training, networking, and discussion of building bigger, better, more powerful Progressive coalitions able to protect the policies and programs that have shaped modern American life.
At present, there are over 1,000 NLC alumni and 20 NLC chapters in cities such as Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Missoula, MT. The Atlanta chapter was the first launched in the South in 2010. Led by chapter directors, Selah Abrams, Amani Channel and Ebony Hillsman, the Atlanta chapter was named Chapter of the Year in 2011 and has assembled and all-star panel of thought leaders to inspire and influence all in attendance to “Move Powerfully.”
“Move Powerfully” kicks-
Doug Shipman, Chief Executive Officer, National Center for Civil & Human Rights
Kim Bearden, Co-Founder, Executive Director, And Language Arts Teacher, Ron Clark Academy
Al Checchi, Author & Former Chairman of Northwest Airlines
Representative Yasmin Neal, Georgia House of Representatives, District 75
Julius Pryor III, General Managing Partner of J. Pryor Group, LLC
Saba Long, Press Secretary, Untie Atlanta
Sherra Bell, Founder, Creative Know-Who
Dr. Jane Smith, Executive Director, Spelman College Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement
Kristin Oblander, President of The Oblander Group L.L.C
Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Council, District 2
“Young people under 40, are our new greatest generation. They’ve realized they can no longer rely on government or political parties to ensure their social or economic futures. This is why they’re pulling together to do it themselves,”
Registration for “Move Powefully” New Leaders Council National Leadership Retreat is open now through July 20, 2012. For more information please visit: http://newleaderscouncil.org
New Leaders Council is a 501 (c) (3) public charity dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders and to providing those leaders with the tools they need to succeed. NLC does not engage in political or legislative activities of any kind, does not support or oppose any candidate for public office, and serves only as an educational leadership training ground.