Join us to celebrate our 45th Anniversary and Equal Opportunity Dinner (EOD) Gala. Our 2023 EOD Gala is a significant event that recognizes and honors exceptional individuals and generates funds that support our work in Education, Economic Empowerment, Civic Engagement, and Outreach. This EOD celebration pays tribute to community leaders whose work embodies the mission of the Urban League, which is to empower African Americans and underserved individuals to thrive through direct service, collaboration, and advocacy. Our agency applauds these honorees, whose vision and innovative work is of paramount significance in the lives of individuals and families living within our communities.
This black-tie event will take place Friday, May 19, 2023, at the Spitzer Center (Lorain County Community College). The program will start at 7:00 PM followed by the after-party beginning at 8:30 PM.
Individual tickets are $125.00 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. Please note there is a service fee of around $6.00 per ticket. Purchase tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/LCUL23Gala
For sponsorship opportunities or more information please contact Dee Baker by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 440-323-3364.
Did you miss this year’s conference? Listen in to learn how to effectively navigate your journey to financial wellness. Our keynote speaker is Dennis Kimbro a motivational speaker and the author of the bestselling Think and Grow Rich, Daily Motivations for African American Success, and What Makes the Great Great. He has appeared on television shows including Today and CNN’s Larry King Live, and in publications including Success, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today. He is listed in Who’s Who in Black America; a recipient of the Dale Carnegie Achievement Award; and a past Director of the Center of Entrepreneurship at Clark Atlanta University. We will also have a panel discussion with esteemed financial professionals from a variety of backgrounds.
Victory Terry, State Farm
Marlon Hall, Association for Wholesaling Diversity
Monique Winston, Cleveland Realist Association
Philip J. Robinson II, Edward Jones
Vassie Scott, The Scott Group, Inc.
Pat Ramsey, 5/3rd Bank
Sponsored by: StateFarm
The Lorain County Urban League’s virtual celebration of the 53rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Fair Housing is a complicated issue and there are many forms of discrimination and expanding regulations. It is important to understand how to better advocate for those in need of representation. This Conference will help attendees gain a better understanding of the challenges ahead and learn how to address them. Co-moderated by our Urban League President and CEO, Parris M. Smith and our Director of Outreach and Civic Engagement, Dee Baker.
With COVID-19 making it nearly impossible for prospective incoming college students to visit the college or university they may be interested in, in person, the Urban League has brought colleges to them! During our virtual college tour, our high school students wanted to hear more insight from current college students and we listened. In this college panel, you will hear from college students who attend HBCU's, public/state, and private institutions. Our panelist will discuss what the culture and campus life is like at their College or University, while also sharing what some of their favorite moments in college have been so far. This panel is moderated by prior Urban League students, Octavia Whitfield and Durasia Anderson.
OUHCOM Student Doctor’s discuss the silent link between the health of the black community and obesity.
The more we know the better our communities are.
Hosted by: Chynna D. Smith, OMS-IV
Moderated by: Joselyn S. Hines, OMS-II
The title says it all! We share finding of the 2020 State of Black America® report which lays bare how systemic racism worsens already vulnerable health outcomes for our black communities. This edition matches the moment for introspection and unmasks deep rooted inequities through the lens of the #COVID19 pandemic. With the support of the Nord Family Foundation, Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) presents specific data for the state of Ohio in the first session. Amy Rohling McGee and Reem Aly, President and Vice President of HPIO, presents data and research evidence that shows racism as a crisis with profound and pervasive impacts across healthcare, education, housing, food, economics, criminal justice, and political systems. Our second session is a panel discussion with esteemed community members moderated by long time Urban Leaguer Student Doctor Chynna D. Smith, OMS-IV.
Please read and view these resources:
2020 State of Black America UNMASKED
Connections between Racism and Health: Taking Action to Eliminate Racism and Advance Equity
COVID-19 Ohio Minority Health Strike Force Blueprint
Ohio’s Executive Response: A Plan of Action to Advance Equity
The Urban League and God’s Kingdom in Lorain have joined the MHARS Board’s call to bring awareness to a growing concern: the rising rate of death by suicide among Black youth. We ask everyone to learn about the recent work of the Congressional Black Caucus to bring attention to this issue.
Please read and view these resources:
Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America | Report to Congress from the Congressional Black Caucus
Responding to the Alarm: Addressing Black Youth Suicide webinar