Chanelle Hardy, JD, National Urban League senior vice president for policy and executive director of the National Urban League Policy Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the For the Sake of All Community Conference Friday, May 30.
At the conference — the culmination of a yearlong, groundbreaking study of African-American health and well-being in the St. Louis region — researchers will issue a final report along with policy recommendations for the region. The event will take place just two weeks after the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, and five weeks prior to the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The conference is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. It takes place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 63112. Registration and a complete list of panelists and speakers is available here.
Hardy’s primary responsibility is developing the Urban League’s policy, research and advocacy agenda and expanding its impact and influence in Washington. She is editor-in-chief of the annual “State of Black America” report and seeks to empower communities through education and economic development.
She is former chief of staff and counsel to former U.S. Rep. Artur Davis. She also was a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, a policy fellow and legislative counsel at Consumers Union, and a Teach for America Corps member. She earned her juris doctoris from Howard University School of Law.