Journalist Soledad O’Brien to speak at Broward youth event

Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, known for her Black In America documentary series as well as being a former CNN Anchor, will be the keynote speaker at the #IamCHANGE Youth Town Hall at 7 p.m. Friday at Broward College South Campus.

Presented by L.E.A.D. Nation, the town hall meeting is for youth to discuss issues affecting their communities and suggest solutions.

O’Brien speech will address the theme of the event – making youth aware of challenging education, youth violence, and child obesity in their homes and communities.

“We’re expecting her to really facilitate a conversation,” said Adrian Freeman, the executive director of L.E.A.D. Nation. “This will really be a dialogue, so we need students to speak out.”

L.E.A.D. Nation provides learning opportunities for middle and high school students through leadership and community service. Currently in its sixth year, the organization hosts events in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties for students in grades 6-12.

Friday’s event is free and open to the public. It also will feature Miss Kimmy and Shelby Rushin, two popular radio personalities from 99 Jamz, who will be the hosts for the night.

Broward College South Campus is at 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. For more information, contact Adrian Freeman at 786-417-1298 or email

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