Friday, September 10, 2010

Grand Rapids Young Professionals Present A New Conversation: VOTE! Be The Change You Want To See

Join ‘A New Conversation’ on Wednesday, October 13 for the Grand Rapids Young Professionals’ second annual community conversation as they present VOTE! Be the Change You Want to See.

This year's VOTE! Be the Change You Want to See event features Lauri Parks, Grand Rapids City Clerk who will speak about the issues facing us in the upcoming elections. A panel discussion between young professional representatives from the Democratic, Green, Libertarian and Republican parties will follow, engaging conversation on the current political climate and issues impacting our community.

Participants may also tweet #ANCVOTE to have questions answered via Twitter throughout the panel discussion. DeVos Place Convention Center will host this event from 5:30-8:00 p.m. on October 13. The public can register at

This event is free of charge and open to the public. Online registration is required by Friday, Oct 8. We will be collecting 100% fruit juice boxes to be donated to Kids Food Basket.

A New Conversation began as a collaborative effort in 2009 between leaders of five area professional organizations: Asian Professional Organization, BL²END, Grand Rapids Young Professionals, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and in collaboration with the SMG/DeVos Place Convention Center.