The Memphis Urban League in collaboration with the National Urban League will be hosting two parent focus groups on Wednesday, March 2nd. Participants will receive a $75 gift card if selected. Limited spaces available for parents of students in Shelby County and local charter school systems.

Register today at by clicking here.

Jennifer Hogan, Education and Youth Development 

Department Coordinator

Memphis Urban League

413 North Cleveland | Memphis, TN 38104

jhogan@memphisul.org | 901-272-2491 ext. 16

 

Empowering the Community, Changing Lives.

Protecting Your Greatest Asset Panel Discussion, September 17, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Dizzy Bird Lounge – 652 Marshall Ave.

Join MULYP for a riveting conversation about protecting yourself as a young professional and investing in your future! Mixer to follow immediately after. 

Featured Panelists:  

Danielle Rouseau, Financial Advisor, Sims Financial

Brandon Thomas, Owner, Guilt Free Pastries

Madeline Townes, Attorney, Wills and Trust Planning

Stanton Brown, Financial Advisor, Shoemaker Financial

 

 

Memphis 101, Friday, September 18, 12:00pm-2:00 pm

Ben Hooks Library, 3030 Poplar Ave

Join New Memphis Institute over lunch for Memphis 101, a high-energy, educational session that offers an interactive crash course in Memphis culture, people, and politics. Learn why Memphis is the place it is today and how our history impacts where we are headed. Memphis 101 imparts a fresh perspective into the city’s personality and is a great experience for newcomers and longtime Memphians alike.

 

Burgers & Brews, September 19, 3:00pm-7:00pm

Wiseacre Brewery, 2783 Broad Ave

Join MULYP for Burgers & Brews and an afternoon of patio fun at Wiseacre Brewing Company! Enjoy Spades, Dominos and Door Prizes with music provided by DJ Zwan. $5.00 MULYP Members, $10.00 Non-Members. Admission includes food and one complimentary adult beverage. Wiseacre’s Bar will be open during this event. Due to the nature of the venue, we are not able to accept cash at Wiseacre Brewing Company next Saturday! We will accept credit cards payments via square or pay ahead with Eventbrite.www.ypburgers.eventbrite.com

 

Dizzy Bird Lounge Open House & Tasting, September, 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Dizzy Bird Lounge, 652 Marshall Ave

Experience an evening of luxury and take a tour of the Dizzy Bird Lounge for your event needs! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, view sample tablescapes and experience the venue fully decorated. Currently booking Birthday & Engagement Parties, Bridal & Baby Showers, Receptions and other intimate events. No cost to attend.

Open House

 

 

Black Chef Series featuring Shanon Arnold, October 5, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Dizzy Bird Lounge, 652 Marshall Ave

ONLY 4 TICKETS LEFT: The Black Chef Series highlights amazing African American chefs with diverse and distinctive palettes and skill sets from across the region. Taking place at the Dizzy Bird Lounge, this Monday night series invites foodies the opportunity to explore the wide range of variety that these chefs have to offer. The featured chefs will present four courses filled with flavor and signature cocktails for an intimate group of 20 people. Purchase Tickets: http://chefshanon.eventbrite.com

Crescent Club Martini & Craft Beer Mixer, Museum All Access Party & Upcoming Events

Crescent Club Martini & Craft Beer Mixer, TONIGHT, 4:30 pm-7:00 pm
6075 Poplar Ave, 9th Floor | Bring a friend! Complimentary Admission!!! Featured Drinks: Hot Buttered Rum – The classic Winter warmer Snowball Martini – Whipped Cream Vodka, Coconut Rum, Half and Half, Cream of Coconut Peppermint Mocha Martini – Vanilla Vodka, Godiva, Frangelico, Creme de Menthe Key Lime Pie – Vanilla Vodka, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Sours Mexican Madras – Tequila, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice
Brooks Museum All Access Party, Thursday, April 16, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
All Access is an invitation for attendees 21+ to play, create and connect with museum spaces. In celebration of the exhibitions This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement and Artists/Activists: Marcellous Lovelace, Frank D. Robinson, and Siphne Sylve, the Brooks’ public programs department, Memphis Urban League Young Professionals, ThinkBlk, Amurica, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, Beat Clinic, and Neosoulsville/The Word will combine multiple creative practices—including art-making, music, film, photography, a Traxploitation Beat Battle, and a gallery talk by Frank D. Robinson—staged throughout the entire museum to provide intentionally designed opportunities for strangers to interact. Cash bar. Must be 21+ to attend. FREE ADMISSION PASSWORD: MULYP

5th Annual Hook Up To Clean Up, Saturday, April 18, 9:00 am
Ed Rice Community Center, 2907 N Watkins St.
In an effort to get rid of waste in the Frayser Community, 5 organizations have partnered together to take back the neighborhood! Everything kicks off at the Ed Rice Community Center at 9 am. Immediately following at 12:00 pm, all volunteers will come together to celebrate our successes! Sign up to volunteer at communitychair@mulyp.org.

Hook Up To Clean Up
A Conversation with City and County Mayors, Wednesday April 22, 8:00 am – 9:15 am
Leadership Memphis, 365 S. Main St
Join Leadership Memphis and several local Young Professional organizations for a conversation with Mayor A C Wharton (City of Memphis) and Mayor Mark Luttrell (Shelby County) about working together to create a Greater Memphis through collaboration. Facilitated by Brian J. Stephens, CEO of Caissa Public Strategy, this in-depth conversation will cover the in’s and out’s of city and county government working together.RSVP: www.leadershipmemphis.org
How to Work the Workforce Panel Discussion, Thursday, April 23, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Leadership Memphis, 365 S Main St
Develop a career branding plan that will get you noticed. Hear from our experts on how to make the right moves! Mixer to follow with light refreshments & wine.
Featured Panelists:

•Kevin Woods, Executive Director at Workforce Investment Network
•Deanna Lindo, Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist at ALSAC/St. Jude
•McKenzie Greer, Human Resources Advisor at Nucor Steel Memphis
•Ramone Lloyd, Labor Advisor at Shelby County Schools
•Juwanna Anderson, Quality Manager at Carrier/UTC

The Trials of Muhammad Ali Documentary, Thursday, April 30, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Trials of Muhammad Ali investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject’s life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, Ali found himself in the center of America’s controversies over race, religion, and war. $5.00 Admission

Black Power Mixtape Documentary @ Brooks Museum, Thursday, March 5, 7:00pm

Brooks Museum, 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Through a mosaic of images, music and narration chronicling the evolution one of our nation’s most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement, Olsson and co-producer Danny Glover bring this footage of the Black Power Movement to light – including Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, and Angela Davis – at the height of their influence. Music by Questlove and Om’Mas Keith, and commentary from prominent African- American artists and activists who were influenced by the struggle, including Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles, give the historical footage a fresh, contemporary resonance and makes the film an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.  $5.00 ADMISSION

 

 

Black Theatre Museum, Friday, March 6, 4:30pm-7:00pm

Davis Center, 1036 Firestone Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38107

Join MULYP for an evening tour of the Black Theatre Museum – not because it’s a Hattiloo Theatre installation, but because there may be some content within it that propels your artistic journey forward. To see what’s been accomplished under circumstances such as segregation, lynching, enslavement – to see that scholars like WEB Dubois, who founded the Krigwa Players, acknowledged the power of Black theatre – to confront such historical facts may possibly have you confront your own possibilities and realize the opportunities, indeed, the tools that are available to you as an artist. Many hours and dollars went into the creation of these four exhibits. Free and Open to the Public.



Getting Involved as YPs in the City Panel Discussion, Thursday, March 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Downtown Memphis Commission, 114 N Main St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Learn how you can give back and get involved in the Memphis Heritage Trail and Crosstown Redevelopment projects. Enjoy wine & appetizers immediately afterwards.

Featured Panelists:

Jimmie Tucker, Self Tucker Architects

Gala Burks, Crosstown Redevelopment Project

Cynthia Daniels, Memphis Urban League

Getting Involved Panel Discussion

 

Dreams Are Delayed Realities Vision Board Party, Saturday, March 14, 7:00pm

Qbhome Paint & Sip Studio, 206 E Ge Patterson Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

92% of YPs have already fallen off from their New Year’s Resolutions. What do you want in your life? What images represent your dreams? What words inspire you to move forward? Capture them with a vision board. Make the connection to turn your dreams into reality! Unlimited Wine & Light Refreshments Will Be Served. RVSP Required: ppdchair@mulyp.org

 

Vision Board Party

 

Little White Lie Documentary @ Brooks Museum, March 19, 7:00pm

Brooks Museum, 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and redemption.

 Synopsis: Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz’s story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity — despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She believes her family’s explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather. But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her something different. $5.00 ADMISSION

 

MULYP Night Out @ Hattiloo: King Hedley II, Friday, March 20, 7:30pm

Hattiloo Theater, 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Get the best of homegrown artistry during a night out at Hattiloo Repertory Theater. YPs will pack the house for King Hedley, starring Ekundayo Bandele. Limited Tickets Available: https://mulypnight.eventbrite.com

It is 1985. Ronald Reagan is in the White House and the nation is in the midst of an economic expansion. You’d never know it in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Here, as in many of America’s inner cities, life is hard. Unemployment is on the rise; drugs, gangs and violence fill the streets. This is the world of King Hedley II. At 36 years old, this ex-convict is at war with his past, his present and the uncertain future. He is scarred, grieving, raging and determined to find dignity and bring something good and new out of his aching world. He plants seeds in the dirt of his tenement backyard, feeds his dream of owning his own business by any means necessary, and fights for the life of his unborn child. King is a man reaching for success, colliding with the limitations of the world around him and those within himself.

King Hedley II

 

 

Ethnic Spending Builds Communities Panel Discussion, Tuesday, March 24, 6:00pm

Memphis Urban League, 413 N. Cleveland, Memphis, TN 38104

Join MULYP for a panel discussion on Neighborhood Money and supporting minority businesses. African-Americans Have $1.1 Trillion in Buying Power, But Are We Putting Our Money to Good Use? Mixer to follow with wine and appetizers.

 

 Featured Panelists:

•Naser Fazlullah, Entrepreneur

•Jim Davila, Owner, Rumba Room

•Corey P. Smith, Author, Conspiracy of Credit

•Jonathan Frisch, Board President, Temple Israel

•Cheryl Hurst,  Assistant Vice President Retail Sales Manager, Tri-State Bank

•Joyce Cox, Manager Neighborhood Redevelopment, City of Memphis

Neighborhood Money Panel Discussion

 

 

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest Documentary, March 26, 7:00pm

Brooks Museum, 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Directed by actor Michael Rapaport, it tells the rise, fall and rise again, of one of the most influential hip hop groups of all time: A Tribe Called Quest. Infused with their music, behind the scenes footage and deeply personal and revealing interviews, Rapaport has crafted both a love letter to Tribe while also telling the simple story of what success does to friendship. $5.00 ADMISSION

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Empowerment Concert featuring The Soul Outsiders Band, Saturday, October 18, 6:30pm

Levitt Shell, 1928 Poplar Ave.

The theme for the 2014 Empowerment Concert is “The Fierce Urgency of NOW.” With unconditional support for each person who comes through its doors, the Memphis Urban League serves thousands of individuals each year. The Empowerment Concert is an essential part of the agency’s mission to ensure every person has the resources needed for success in Memphis! This is a free event and open to the public. Volunteers are also needed. Please contactsdallas@memphisul.org to sign up.

 

 

YP Coaching Session: Leadership Strategies for Obtaining Superior Performance

Saturday, October 25, 10:00am-12:00pm

Memphis Urban League, 413 N. Cleveland

It’s the 4th quarter of 2014! Are you a proven clutch player in your workplace, or are you barely getting by?  This coaching session, facilitated by FedEx Global Training Developer Julie Mcalpin, provides young professionals s with important tools for enhancing their own commitment levels and setting obtainable goals for continued improvement.  RSVP at ppdchair@mulyp.org.

 

State of Black Memphis, Monday, October 27, 6:00pm

National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St.

The State of Black Memphis is a symposium that endeavors to engage the city in meaningful discussions that affect many. Most importantly, Memphis Urban League Young Professionals seeks to generate thought provoking ideas on ways to improve ourselves and our communities moving forward.