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Empower to host Unleash Mississippi with state leaders, national policy experts


Empower Mississippi will host the second annual Unleash Mississippi to provide a solutions-centered discussion among state leaders and policy experts on the biggest challenges in Mississippi.

The event will be held on June 2 at the Civil Rights Museum beginning at 1 p.m.

It will include discussions with Gov. Tate Reeves, Speaker Philip Gunn, Sen. Briggs Hospon and expert panels on education, justice, and work.

Attendance is free. You can register here .

The schedule of the program:

Grant Callen – Founder & CEO, Empower Mississippi

Making Mississippi Job-Ready:
A Discussion with Governor Tate Reeves

Preparing Our Students for Tomorrow:
How to Foster Innovation in the Classroom
Dr. Lee Childress – Superintendent, Corinth Public School District
Scott Waller – President & CEO, Mississippi Economic Council
Dr. Donna Akers – Founder and Head of School, Ivy Greene Academy
Elyse Marcellino – Director of Embark, Empower Mississippi

Protecting Public Safety:
A Smart Approach to Criminal Justice
Alesha Judkins – State Director, FWD.us
Scott Peyton – State Director, Right On Crime
Bryan Bailey – Rankin County Sheriff
Forest Thigpen – Senior Advisor, Empower Mississippi

The Path to Prosperity:
Overcoming Poverty
Randy Hicks – President & CEO, Georgia Center for Opportunity
Diann Payne – Jackson County Civic Action Committee
Russ Latino – President, Empower Mississippi

Celebrating 2022 Legislative Wins
with Speaker Philip Gunn and Senator Briggs Hopson

Rise Awards

Call to Action
Russ Latino – President, Empower Mississippi

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