Through the power of storytelling, Soledad O’Brien has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting. A champion of diversity, she has given a voice to the underserved and disenfranchised through her Emmy-winning reporting and acclaimed documentary series, “Black in America” and “Latino in America.”
The award-winning journalist, documentarian, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, will speak Friday, Oct. 9 at the League’s annual conference
, and share her experiences with “Communicating in Times of Crisis” – something every city official can relate to in 2020.
During the closing general session O’Brien will share what it was like filming a new documentary in Seattle just as the leading edge of the coronavirus began its devastating run through the community. She’ll talk about arriving in Washington State with the intent of focusing on Seattle’s homelessness crisis and then having to quickly pivot when faced with a brand-new crisis: Covid-19 and the vulnerability of everyone in society. O’Brien will discuss how the pandemic has impacted her world, as well as her thoughts on how our communities will adapt.
In addition to O’Brien’s anticipated keynote, the League’s Annual Conference & Expo, Oct. 7-9, promises to be an exceptional program packed with over 30 engaging breakout sessions, networking opportunities, celebrations, and a new interactive expo. The deadline to join live is Friday, Oct. 2, so be sure to register by then.
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