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February 11, 2020

National Urban League President Marc Morial in Discussion With SFC President Miguel Martinez-Saenz


Marc Morial

PLEASE NOTE: THE PRESIDENT'S LECTURE SERIES EVENT WITH MARC MORIAL IS POSTPONED. A RE-SCHEDULED DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.


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

What: Reflections on a Life in Public Service, a live discussion series between Martinez-Saenz and leaders in politics, business and the community

Where: St. Francis College – Founders Hall

180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

When:

To be determined; postponed from original date of March 16th.

FREE & Open to the Public

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

Brooklyn, NY – St. Francis College is pleased to welcome National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial as the fourth guest in Reflections on a Life in Public Service, a discussion series between Miguel Martinez-Saenz, Ph.D., President of St. Francis College, and leaders in politics, business and the community.

Morial will join President Martinez-Saenz in a conversation focused on Morial's early life in Louisiana, his years serving that state as an elected politician - both in the state Senate and as Mayor of New Orleans - and his current role leading the nation's largest historic civil rights and advocacy organization.

"Marc Morial's lifetime commitment to serving the public has led him on a career path like no other, and I'm thrilled to discuss what continues to motivate him on his professional journey," said President Martinez-Saenz. "So much discourse with public servants these days is defined by partisan rancor. This discussion series is a fantastic opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue with such individuals about their motivations and aspirations, and the lessons we can all take away from their experience. I am honored that Mr. Morial is taking part."

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.

Prior guests in Reflections on a Life in Public Service were Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY 7th District) in September 2019, Congressman Peter King (R-NY 2nd District) in November 2019 and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams in February 2020.

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.

He 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 was a lawyer in New Orleans with an active, high profile practice.

He 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, he 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 Non Profit 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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