This event, in its second year, is a young professional town hall/symposium that endeavors to engage young professionals of color aged 21 to 40 from all 5 boroughs of New York City, in meaningful discussions on issues that affect us. Most importantly, we wish to generate important take-aways and ideas for how to improve ourselves and our communities moving forward.

State of Young Urban New York (SOYUNY) seeks to achieve the following goals: Introduce core issues that affect urban professionals of color throughout New York City; Continue the legacy of advocacy with the State of Black America by the National Urban League and State of Black New York City by the New York Urban League; Provide urban professionals in the tri-state area with a networking afternoon providing discussion, lunch and ending cocktail reception; Raise awareness for the NYULYP, NYUL and partner organizations; Cultivate corporate sponsorships and lasting relationships

Main Theme: This Land is Your Land, The Political Landscape of the Young Urban Professional;

Plenary Sessions:
Media:
“As Seen On TV: Are Our Political & Cultural Views as Good/Bad as the Media says they are?”

Education:
“4th Down & Long: Are there Realistic “plays” to Closing the Education Gap?”

Employment:
“Right Place, But Wrong Space: Can Your Skills Be Better Used in Service , Government, or the Private Sector?”

Health:
“No Days Off: For Young Professionals, Is Our Health a Growing Casualty of Our Work?”

When: Saturday, March 24, 2012

Where: JP Morgan Chase, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179