In celebration of Black History Month, join us for a discussion with Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. She will discuss "Engaging the new American majority and making the ballot more accessible to voters.
Stacey Y. Abrams is the House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District. She is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and is the first African-American to lead in the House of Representatives.
One of six children, Stacey grew up in Mississippi with working-class parents who taught them the value of public service and civic engagement at a young age. After her family moved to Georgia, Stacey attended Spelman College and was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar. She received a Masters from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Stacey returned to Atlanta as a tax attorney at the Sutherland law firm and was subsequently appointed as the Deputy City Attorney for the City of Atlanta. Stacey has also founded a number of businesses, including NOW Corporation, a financial services firm that specializes in providing access to capital for small businesses.
In 2012, Stacey received the prestigious John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. Stacey has been recognized nationally as one of the 2014 Public Officials of the Year by Governing magazine. In April 2014, Stacey received the inaugural Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award from EMILY's List.
Saturday, February 18 at the John Seignthaler Center, 1207 18th Ave S. The program begins at 11:30 am with a reception to follow. $20 per person.
Map and Directions to the John Seigenthaler Center