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October 20, 2020

Marc Morial, President of National Urban League to Participate in Discussion With SFC President Miguel Martinez-Saenz

Marc Morial

Who: Marc Morial, President of National Urban League and Miguel Martinez-Saenz, Ph.D., President of St. Francis College

What: Marc Morial joins President Miguel Martinez-Saenz in online conversation for the 8th annual Dr. Frank Greene Lecture at St. Francis College to discuss power and leadership.

When: Monday, November 2, 2020

12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

FREE and open to the public

Registration required. Registrants will receive a Zoom link to join:

Members of the media: email [email protected] to arrange coverage, or to request interviews or images.

St. Francis College is pleased to welcome Marc Morial, President of National Urban League, as a guest at the College's Dr. Frank Greene Lecture series, honoring Dr. Greene, an art historian who established and led the SFC Honors Program for many years. Each year's lecture follows the theme of the Honors Program's freshman seminar and includes a distinguished speaker on that topic. This year, the theme is Power and Leadership.

"Marc Morial's lifetime commitment to public service has led him on a career path like no other, and I'm thrilled to hear his views on how we can all responsibly pursue power and leadership, and elevate others who do the same, even amidst challenging circumstances," said President Martinez-Saenz. "As one of the nation's most important civil rights leaders, I very much look forward to a robust and thought-provoking conversation that is extraordinarily timely on the eve of our national election."

Founded in 1910, the Urban League collaborates at the national and local levels with community leaders, policymakers and corporate partners to elevate standards of living for African Americans and other historically underserved groups. It is nonpartisan, and dedicated to economic empowerment, equality, and social justice. Morial has served as its President and CEO since 2003.

About Marc Morial:

Marc Morial, who has been described as one of the few national leaders to possess "street smarts" and "boardroom savvy," is the current President and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation's largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization.

Morial served as the highly successful and popular Mayor of New Orleans as well as the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He previously was a Louisiana State Senator and a lawyer in New Orleans with an active, high profile practice.

Morial is a leading voice on the national stage in the battle for jobs, education, housing and voting rights equity.

A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, and the University of Pennsylvania, Morial has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential Black Americans by Ebony Magazine, one of the top 50 Non Profit Leaders by the NonProfit Times, one of the 100 Most Influential Black Lawyers in America and he has also been inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame in Atlanta, GA.


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