Join emerging leaders from around the country on Juneteenth, June 19th, 2014 at 8pm for our “Emerging Leaders Speak” Twitter Town Hall on Economic Development: Breaking the Poverty Cycle.
What: Emerging Leaders Speak Twitter Town hall (Juneteenth Edition)
Who: Change Agents
When: June 19, 2014, 8:00pm-9:00pm EST
Where: Twitter (#ELSpeak)
Emerging Leaders Speak Guest Panelist:
Brandon Shepherd (@savoythegreat)
Director of Civic Engagement
The Next Big Thing Movement
Government Affairs Manager
58th New York State Assembly District
Prospect Research Coordinator
Broward Partnership for the Homeless
Civic Engagement Expert
Educator, Niche Strategist & Power Storyteller
Host & Producer
The Rinkins Report
Did You Know:
According to the Department of Health, in 2012, an individual making $11, 170 or less was living in poverty and if it was a family four with a household income of 23,050 or less, they were living in poverty. The US Census release their “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012” report and it stated 46.5 million people in the US were living below the poverty line, making up 10million families. In the black community, 27.2% were living in poverty, which equates to 10.9 million people. For millions of American families the unfortunate reality is that the only thing standing between them and poverty is their job.
Review the United States Census Bureau’s “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012” Report
With it’s origin from Galveston, Texas in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day, better known as Juneteenth, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.