Friday, April 17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Pointe Hilton S.P. Resort
7677 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(Under new management and responding to our and your objections, a new name of this hotel will be unveiled shortly.)
The 2020 LFC Leaders Fellowship Class invites you to
“Celebrating the Next Generation of Progressive Leaders”
“Doing it My Way” – Part II
Bruce Franks Jr.
Former St. Louis Legislator, Activist, Battle Rapper
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Board Member, Immigrant Scholarship Hustle
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Keynoter Bruce Franks Jr.
Known by his constituents as “Superman,” the Honorable Bruce Franks Jr. joins LFC for the second year in a row. Back by popular demand – yes! Back because of the twists and turns his life has taken since a year ago – absolutely!
In a surprise speech before the Missouri House in May 2019, Franks announced he would be stepping down from his elected position to deal with the mental trauma he’s been carrying for 30 years – from his nine-year old brother being shot and killed in front of him to losing his best friend and fifteen-year old godson to gun violence shortly before he spoke at our LFC event in April 2019.
“I will continue to do the work of the people, no longer as an elected official, but as an advocate for social justice, and a disruptor to the status quo. So while I’m resigning my title and seat, I am not resigning my role as a leader for my community instead just redesigning it to be the most effective I can be. And that includes taking care of my mental health and advocating that others do the same.”
Today, Franks continues to be engaged in gun violence prevention across the U.S. The MTV documentary, St. Louis Superman, the story of Frank’s rise from the hood to a change maker, has received four national awards to date.