Emerging Leaders Speak Twitter Town Hall Meeting (Juneteenth Edition)


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

Brent Page


Government Affairs Manager

Cory Provost


District Leader

58th New York State Assembly District

Destiny DeJesus


Prospect Research Coordinator

Broward Partnership for the Homeless

Merdochey LaFrance


Civic Engagement Expert

Myeisha Hutchinson


Community Leader

Nerissa Street


Educator, Niche Strategist & Power Storyteller

Zachary Rinkins


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

Click to access p60-245.pdf

About Juneteenth
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.


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About Kerline K. Jules (686 Articles)
A native of Miami, Florida, Kerline Jules is one of South Florida’s leading young professionals and community leaders invested in public service and passionate about elevating the message of social and economic empowerment. Kerline believes a legacy of good intentions is no legacy at all; her very focus is on making sure that her life’s work makes an impact.

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