The Civil Rights movement in the United States ignited a flame that was felt globally during the 1960s. Dozens of activists, such as Coretta Scott King and Ambassador Andrew Young, fought and ultimately shaped the culture of every American, laying the foundation for a global shift in politics, human rights, and economic development. The birthplace of the movement was Atlanta, Georgia, an ambitious city at the time with a burning desire to change the landscape of the South.
This February, in honor of Black History month, join the World Affairs Council of Atlanta’s Young Leaders in welcoming Taos Wynn, Founder and President of Millennial Civil Rights, and James Woodall, President of the Georgia NAACP, as we discuss what has changed since the iconic civil rights movement, the human rights challenges in the world today, and what we as individuals can do to ensure equity in the World.
The Council, with the support of Bank of America and Novelis, is thrilled to announce Jill Ellis as the keynote speaker at our 5th Annual International Women's Day Breakfast on March 6, 2020.
Ellis was named FIFA Women’s World Coach of the Year for Women’s Soccer in 2019, CONCACAF Female Coach of the Year, and, along with her team, the winner of the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award for Team in 2015.
Ellis is the All Time Winningest Coach in U.S. Soccer History, and Former head Coach of U.S. Women’s National Team in 2015 and 2019 when they won the World Cup Championship, becoming the first female coach to achieve such a level of excellence.
Let’s celebrate all women around the world.
This conversation is important not only for females, but for everyone. Bring your friends –this conversation will inspire them to be the change makers we need to end gender stereotypes
In 2019, the World Bank reported that the world was “facing a global learning crisis” where “being in school is not the same as learning”. For decades, the U.S. has spent billions of dollars trying to close its education gap with the rest of the world. Did all that money make any difference? Where do Atlanta students stand in all this?
Dr. Mark A. Elgart, President and CEO of Cognia, a nonprofit offering educational institutions accreditation and certification services, will discuss these challenges in a moderated discussion with Martha Dalton, education reporter for WABE in metro Atlanta and Georgia.