We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the inaugural Empowerment and Policy Conference, powered by the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus and the Urban League of Louisiana. This two-day statewide convening is designed to examine systems and influence policy decisions that will positively impact African Americans in Louisiana.

WHAT: 2019 Empowerment and Policy Conference

WHEN: Friday, September 27th – Saturday, September 28th

WHERE: Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel – New Orleans, LA

The Conference will provide a platform for local, state, and national thought leaders, policy makers, community leaders, and residents to discuss, debate, and advance conversation and thinking about a multitude of issues that are of importance to African Americans in Louisiana.
Our featured speakers include:
  • Marc Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League
  • Angela Rye, CNN Political Commentator
  • Bakari Sellers, CNN Political Commentator
  • Members of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus
  • Judy Reese Morse, Urban League of Louisiana President & CEO
  • Thought and community leaders from across the state
Visit the conference website for updates as we announce more!


The conference will feature panels including:

  • Creating an Environment for African Americans to Thrive in Louisiana
  • Mental Health: The Stigma that Stops Us
  • $3.5 Billion…That’s Billion with a “B”
  • Intersection of Race, Identity, and Mission
  •  . . . AND MORE
Visit our Empowerment and Policy Conference website to view the Conference Agenda, hotel details, ticket information, and stay up to date on all of our conference news.