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Black Mayors & Leadership Series

In early 2021 Thinkinc.played a key role in bringing to life the Black Mayors & Leadership Series, featuring Mayors Lori E. Lightfoot of Chicago, Ras J. Baraka of Newark and Sylvester Turner of Houston.

The March virtual events highlighted how the absence of a coherent national vision the past four years have thrust Black mayors into new dimensions of leadership.

“Until you see a change of those sitting at the table, you will not see a change.”

— Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Diversity & Inclusion, 2021 Black Mayors Series

The virtual events were presented by our client the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues; as well as the Department of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley; with the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois Chicago.

We worked with the presenters to identify and invite high-profile mayors, formulate topics and invite prominent moderators and over 20 co-sponsors. In addition, Thinkinc. launched campaigns in traditional and social media, reaching thousands of journalists and Americans eager for change.