Councilman to present panel on Black leadership in Long Beach

Community members are invited to a panel discussion on Black leadership in Long Beach Thursday evening at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library.

The free event is co-hosted by 8th District Councilman Al Austin and the African American Cultural Center Advisory Committee.

The event will also serve as a book signing for “African American Leadership at a Crossroad” by Alex Norman, co-founder of Re-Thinking Greater Long Beach.

The panel will include Norman, Austin and other key members of the local community “who represent different perspectives on Black leadership,” according to Charles Brown, a special advisor for Austin’s office.

The discussion will include critical issues facing African Americans in the Long Beach area, according to Brown.

The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. inside the library’s Community Room. The library is located at 5870 Atlantic Ave.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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