MKE Tech Ecosystem Exchange will be hosted at the Sherman Phoenix at 5:00pm Thursday 6/16. Special Guests include Executive Director of Congressional Black Caucus Vincent Evans and LT. Governor Barnes.
The founder of Milky Way Tech Hub, Nadiyah Johnson, will engage in a fireside chat with Vincent Evans to discuss how technology can drive equity and close racial disparities.
Vincent Evans oversees the legislative policy agenda, and manages the external and political affairs of the Caucus, along with managing staff in support of the CBC. The CBC, first established in1971, is the largest in its history with 59 Black members of Congress from diverse districts across the country.
Prior to this role, Evans served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs for Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House where he was responsible for creating and coordinating direct dialogue between the Biden-Harris administration and the diverse American public. He worked at the local, state, and national levels to ensure community leaders, diverse perspectives, and new voices all had the opportunity to inform the work of the President.
The event will be an opportunity for Milwaukee’s Tech ecosystem to come together and discuss how MKE Tech Ecosystem can collectively work together to address some of our pressing issues.
Following the fireside chat, there will be a panel featuring Milky Way Tech Hub corporate and community members Sarah Dollhausen Clark (Northwestern Mutual, Brianne Stewart (Milwaukee Tool), Jarrett English (Wi Voices), Martiza Contreras(American Family).
Urban Futures Centers will be hosting tech workshops for the community after the fireside chat and panel discussion.
What is “Urban Future Centers?”
American Family has invested 1.2 Million in developing an ecosystem of community spaces located in Milwaukee. The participating organizations include the Sherman Phoenix, Young Enterprising Society, Journey House, Discovery World, and the Milky Way Tech Hub.
The Urban Future Center locations provide a variety of resources, with an emphasis on innovative educational programming in the STEAM disciplines. They also offer arts and cultural events, mentorship, workforce training, and support for entrepreneurs.
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