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National Urban League conference is underway

Posted at 11:42 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 23:42:03-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The National Urban League conference is underway in the Circle City for the first time in 25 years.

The four-day event kicked off Wednesday at the Kennedy-King Park Landmark for Peace.

Organizers called it the perfect spot to highlight the mission of the national organization.

“This park is a hub of seven different neighborhoods, seven different neighborhoods, and that’s what the Urban League is all about — bringing people together. This park and this movement is very pivotal in our community,” Kennedy-King board chairman Greg Porter said.

During the event, members of the Urban League Young Professionals will paint a mural that will be on permanent display at the park.

The conference will draw several presidential candidates and include

Panel discussions and a job fair will taking place at the Convention Center through Saturday.

The line-up of speakers includes several presidential hopefuls. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Bill de Blasio, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar are among the Democratic candidates scheduled to speak at the event.