Marc Morial, Civil Rights Ambassador, Set to Lead Virtual Fireside Chat (November 15, 2023)

Marc Morial, Civil Rights Ambassador, Set to Lead Virtual Fireside Chat (November 15, 2023)

November 2, 2023

Civil Rights 2.0 – Marc Morial's Twenty Years of Leadership at the National Urban League

“Reflection, Validation, and Creating A Sustainable Legacy”

Have you ever wanted to hear from a civil rights leader of a organization that has been in existence for over one hundred years? Now is your chance!

Wednesday, November 15  |  7:00–8:15 p.m. EDT  |  Virtual Event 

Registration is required!

Marc H. Morial, is one of the few national leaders to possess “street smarts,” and “boardroom savvy.” He is the transformative president and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization. He previously served as the highly successful and popular mayor of New Orleans as well as the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Before that, Marc 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, health, voting rights, equity, and entrepreneurship. Marc is a published author; his leadership book, Gumbo Coalition: 10 Leadership Lessons That Help You Inspire, Unite, and Achieve has been widely acclaimed, and his column entitled “To Be Equal,” reaches hundreds of thousands. He is the host of the weekly syndicated television show, America’s Black Forum.

A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, and the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in economics and African American studies, he has been recognized as one of the hundred most influential Black Americans by Ebony Magazine, one of the top fifty Non-Profit Leaders by the Non-Profit Times, one of the hundred Most Influential Black Lawyers in America and he has also been inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.

Marc and his father, the late Ernest “Dutch” Morial, are history makers as the first African American father/son mayors in the United States and were the subject of a Double Jeopardy question on the legendary Jeopardy television game show in the 1990s.

This event is co-sponsored by Penn State’s School of Labor and Employment Relations, the African American Affairs Department, and the Center for Workplace Performance. Opening Remarks will be given by Niki vonLockette, greetings from Michael Edenhart-Pepe, and moderated by Arthur Theotis Matthews.

Marc Morial