2017 Cities United

Agenda Highlights
All items are subject to change.

Convening goals:

  • To continue to provide coaching and capacity building tailored to meet the goals of partner cities
  • To highlight replicable strategies and initiatives for Mayors and City Leads to take back to their municipalities in order to further reduce the disparities and improve outcomes for young Black men and boys
  • To strengthen the local and national network of organizations and individual working to create safe, healthy and hopeful communities
  • To provide opportunities for mayors and other cohorts to have honest dialogues and hold each other accountable
Key themes of the convening:
  • Inclusive Economy
  • Public Safety in the 21st Century
  • Healing Past and Current Traumas
  • Collaborative Change


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

2:00 – 6:00 p.m.  City Lead Institute (City Leads Only)

2:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Youth United Institute (Young Leaders Only)

6:00 p.m.             City Lead & Youth United Dinner


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

8:00 a.m.             Registration Opens

9:00 a.m.             City Lead Institute (City Leads Only)

9:00 a.m.             Youth United Institute (Young Leaders Only)

1:00 p.m.             Site Visits

5:00 p.m.             Welcome and Candid Conversation with Mayors

7:00 p.m.             Welcome Reception and Affinity Group Networking;
                                (Hosted by Mayor Betsy Hodges and the City of Minneapolis)


Thursday, August 24, 2017

7:00 a.m.             Registration Opens

7:00 a.m.             Breakfast

8:00 a.m.             Opening Remarks, Recognition Ceremony and Passing the Baton

8:30 a.m.             Plenary – Voices of the Affected

10:15 a.m.           Concurrent Breakouts

        • The Roadmap to Safe, Healthy and Hopeful Communities
        • Youth United; The Role of Personal Narrative in Influencing Change
          (Young Leaders Only)
        • Creating an Inclusive Economy
        • 21st Century Public Safety
        • Trauma Informed Care
        • Collaborative Change

 12:00 p.m.           Luncheon Plenary: Partner City Highlights

1:30 p.m.             Concurrent Breakouts

        • The Roadmap to Safe, Healthy and Hopeful Communities
        • Youth United: Networking and Navigating Existing Structures: Working with Peers, Local Leaders, Government Officials and More (Young Leaders Only)
        • The 4 Proven Ways: Gun Violence Intervention Strategies
        • The 4 Proven Ways: Cure Violence
        • The 4 Proven Ways: Hospital Based Interventions
        • The 4 Proven Ways: The Peacemaker Fellowship (Advance Peace)

3:30 p.m.             Lifecourse Framework Presentation on the Intersections between
                            Native American and African American Youth

3:30 p.m.             Fishbowl Conversation

5:30 p.m.             Dinner on Your Own


Friday, August 25, 2017

7:30 a.m.              Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. United for Change Closing Ceremony



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