Arva Rice, Marc Morial And Others At “New York Urban League: 100 Stories” Talk

The New-York Historical Society has announced “New York Urban League: 100 Stories of Black New York,” a program set for Thursday, February 20th, 2020.

For over 100 years the New York Urban League (NYUL) has helped lead the way in the empowerment of under-served African Americans across the five boroughs of New York City. They have inspired, influenced, and ignited – and each year invest in the lives of over 8,000 families by providing quality higher education options, economic opportunity, and community engagement reports the New York History Blog.

The program will begin with an opening reception from 6 to 7 pm, followed by a Panel Discussion on The Importance of Storytelling to the Civil Rights Struggle Then and Now, with Marc Morial, National Urban League President; Arva Rice, President & CEO of New York Urban League; Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood; and NBC Anchor David Ushery as moderator, from 7 to 8 pm.

The discussion will feature the stories of 106th Mayor of New York City David N. Dinkins & Queens Public Library President & CEO Dennis Walcott.

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This event will be held at the Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY. Admission is free; advance reservations are required to guarantee seating.

To make a reservation, contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, click here, or visit the New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Photo of Arva Rice.

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