Congressman Cleaver, Mayor James highlight Urban Summit at Penn Valley

Congressman Cleaver delivered a rousing keynote address.
Congressman Cleaver delivered a rousing keynote address.

More than 700 attendees across the Greater Kansas City area participated in the KC Urban Summit Saturday at Penn Valley.

The event was founded by Jackson County Legislator James Tindall. Workshops and plenary sessions addressed such topics as housing, economic development, youth services, health and education.

Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James delivered opening remarks about the state of the city’s urban core.

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver delivered a fiery keynote address challenging participants to remain steadfast in their commitment to justice in our community and nation.

Jackson County Legislator James Tindall, Penn Valley President Joe Seabrooks & KC Mayor Sly James join in & sing "Lift Every Voice & Sing."
Jackson County Legislator James Tindall, Penn Valley President Joe Seabrooks & KC Mayor Sly James join in & sing “Lift Every Voice & Sing.”
Civil Rights Leader Rev. Sam Mann delivered welcoming comments.
Civil Rights Leader Rev. Sam Mann delivered welcoming comments.
Community Activist Rev. Hartsfield closed out the event by warning attendees to not forget the battles fought for their rights.
Community Activist Rev. Hartsfield closed out the event by warning attendees to not forget the battles fought for their rights.