Philly's Millennial Advisory Committee to host forum for young residents

Eric Walter
June 18, 2018 - 1:02 pm
Philadelphia City Hall
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Millennials from across Philadelphia will converge on June 23 at Temple University to discuss policy recommendations for the Kenney administration in the first-ever Philadelphia Millennial Forum

The city's Millennial Advisory Committee will host discussions and gather opinions on city policies, with a focus on social justice for formerly incarcerated citizens, changing neighborhoods, and the financial future of Philadelphia's Millennial generation.

The committee, comprising 21 members between the ages of 23 and 34, from different neighborhoods and a diversity of backgrounds, was formed in 2017 to advise the city on matters affecting Millennial residents, to help connect them to community intiatives, and to create a mentorship model for new and returning citizens.

MAC Chair Nicole Allen White said the forum will be an opportunity for a large swath of the city's Millennials to have their voices heard.

Attendees will participate in three workshops. One, a discussion about financial literacy, will feature a quizzo game focusing on debt, credit, and retirement. Another, a discussion about neighborhood development, will ask participants to imagine their perfect neighborhood. And the third will be a summit focused on de-stigmatizing formerly incarcerated citizens and breaking down the social and financial obstacles they encounter after prison. Zane Johnson, managing attorney for Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, will moderate a panel including District Attorney Larry Krasner, Jasmine Heiss from the Vera Institute of Justice, and community organizer LaTonya Myers. 

The event is free and open to the public, and Millennials are encouraged to register in advance.