Nashville, TN – On Monday, July 12 at 5:00 PM Tennessee House Minority Leader and NOBEL Women President, State Representative Karen Camper along with Georgia House Minority Caucus Chairman and NBCSL President, State Representative Billy Mitchell will host a roundtable discussion with the Black Elected Leadership of the Southern States, “Surviving: Being a Minority of a Minority” at the Tennessee State Library and Archives (1001 Rep. John Lewis Way).
This discussion moderated by author and professor Marcia L. Dyson along with Harriet V. Wallace of Nashville’s Fox 17 News and will be one that you would not want to miss.
Confirmed in-person participants: (additional confirmations in progress)
Rep. Karen Camper, Minority Leader Tennessee House of Reps. & President NOBEL-Women;
Rep. Billy Mitchell, Minority Caucus Chairman Georgia House of Reps. & President NBCSL;
Rep. J. Todd Rutherford, Minority Leader South Carolina House of Reps.;
Sen. Tonya Anderson, Chair GA Legislative Black Caucus;
Rep. Bobby Dubose, Minority Leader Florida House of Representatives
Why this conversation, now?
The Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments was established in 1947 and comprises presiding officers and key legislators from 15 Southern states. Of these 15 states, 8 have a Black person as the Minority/Majority Leader serving in the state legislature, and all but one has a Black person in legislative leadership.
Scheduled to take place July 10-14 in Nashville, the 75th Annual meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) is where legislative leadership, members, and staff gather to identify and analyze solutions for the most prevalent and unique state government policy issues facing Southern states. Therefore we think this is the perfect time and place to host this very important discussion.