Urban League Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon slated

Ken Green Urban League President CEO and EOD Speaker

Ken Green Urban League President CEO and EOD Speaker

The Urban League of Middle Tennessee will host its 48th annual Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon on Tuesday, February 2, at the Hilton Downtown Nashville from 11:30 am–1 pm. This year’s theme is “The Evolution of the Movement” and the keynote speaker will be the affiliate’s new President and CEO Ken Green, who will make the case and share greater details about the future of ULMT. The Honorable Mayor Megan Barry will bring greetings.

This marks the first EOD Luncheon of Green’s tenure, who says “I am keenly aware and respectful of the great tradition this event represents. I greatly appreciate the tremendous support that you have shown over the many years. Building on the firm foundation laid by our former CEO, Mrs. Patricia Stokes, we are poised to embark on an exciting expansion initiative.

“It is an honor to be a part of a movement which helps to empower and elevate individuals and communities so all may gain access to the abundant opportunities afforded all citizens of this great country in which we live. There are real faces, real lives behind the work we do and going forward we want to touch as many of those lives as we can. Of course this only happens as a result of the constant support, effort, and partnerships we receive throughout this community, first and foremost, the ULMT Board of Directors, led by Chairwoman Latrisha Jemison and comprised of key business members from across our community. This is a commitment of time, effort, and heart which is invaluable.

“Let’s make 2016 a year where barriers are broken, lives are elevated, and a new movement is spawned. Let’s be both proactive and collaborative in our efforts to bring resources to those who need them most. Nashville is clearly on the move and like with any great migration, we must be vigilant in our efforts to make sure no one is left behind.”

Latrisha Jemison, chairman of the board has said “The Urban League of Middle Tennessee continues to make significant gains in its efforts to connect people to opportunities for employment, education and health. We have accomplished this with and because of the support of our partners and donors… We want to realize the National Urban League’s aspirational goal: ‘Every American child ready for college, work and life.’

Proceeds from the Equal Opportunity Day activities benefit education and workforce development programs and additional activities provided through ULMT. Established in 1968 by a group of local business leaders, the Urban League of Middle Tennessee has impacted up to 5,000 youth and adults annually. The Urban League of Middle Tennessee changes lives by working to support clients in gaining access to the economic mainstream. Employment resulting from ULMT services returns over $3 million in wages earned by ULMT clients to the greater Nashville economy. The Urban League empowers communities and changes lives.

For additional information about ticket purchases or event sponsorship, visit the Urban League website at http://ul-mdtn.iamempowered.com or call 615-254-0525.