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This week Microsoft, in partnership with National Journal and The Atlantic, hosted Conversations with the Next Generation, a youth town hall in Charlotte, N.C. The conversation, convened in the midst of the Democratic National Convention, focused on critical issues for young Americans, including the economy, jobs and education. This followed a similar event at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL last week.
Town hall participants included actors and young leaders such as former White House public outreach aide Kal Penn, Voto Latino leader America Ferrera, The Creative Coalition member Alfre Woodard, StudentsFirst Founder and CEO Michelle Rhee, MTV’s Andrew Jenks, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Young Democrats President Rod Snyder and local education leaders including Johnson C. Smith University President Dr. Ronald Carter and student Charles Hauser. Brad Smith, Microsoft General Counsel and Executive Vice President, also participated, offering opening remarks for the town hall.
You can find out more about the event on the ‘Microsoft on the Issues’ blog and we’ve included some video highlights below.
Mayor Kasim Reed at "Conversations with the Next Generation" Charlotte Town Hall
Kal Penn at "Conversations with the Next Generation" Charlotte Town Hall
Michelle Rhee at "Conversations with the Next Generation" Charlotte Town Hall