National Urban League Conference kicks off in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - National Urban League President and CEO, Marc Morial, says it's important for communities to move forward with moral work and non-political work in an effort to save cities and protect progress.

"The message is that we must stay woke" Morial said.  "That in the challenges we face in these times, we've got to recommit to the work of the Urban League" he said.

Morial opened the 2017 National Urban League Conference Wednesday night in St. Louis delivering his State of the Urban League Keynote Address.

"It's right in this country to make sure that every child in this country is well educated and it is right to make sure that everyone has access to quality healthcare" Morial said.  "It's right in this country to rebuild communities like this community, the parks the playgrounds, the schools" he said.

The Save Our Cities conference now moves to the Dome at America's Center for the three day of empowerment workshops, seminars and a career and college fair.  Many of those events are free and for families.

"There's something in this conference for everyone, so you all come" said Morial.