On December 21, 2017, Founders Jeremy Calhoun and Alton Cryer were panelist at the First General Body Meeting for The Memphis Urban League of Young Professionals. They were among some of Memphis' most elite leaders within education, real estate, Health, and community outreach. All panelist answered questions that involved how their professions affected the black community and discussed why they opted to enter into those fields. The meeting gave attendees the opportunity to have conversations that we as Memphis residents should be having with each other, like what were their thoughts on gentrification or what moving back to their old neighborhood could do to help redevelop the area.
There were moments where the views discussed were on opposing sides however, even with opposing views the energy was high, and the passion could be felt from all in attendance.The meeting displayed the commitment to Memphis from its residents, the want for a change, and it was a reminder that we are stronger together. Hopefully the energy from that meeting carries over into the years to come and the passion turns into the growth.
Memphis Urban League recently started the revitalization process of its chapter and with the direction of LaTricea Adams and her team, they are moving in the right direction. Memphis Urban League of Young Professionals is looking for leaders within the city to join and be a part of the movement, please check out their website by clicking on the link www.memphisulyp.org. Also, follow them on Instagram at Mem_ulyp and on Facebook by searching Memphis Urban League Young Professionals.