My principal, Mike Watkins hand picked two students, myself and Tessa Dorrell ,another student leader, to attend this conference based around eliminating racism and defeating urban poverty! It was an honor to have attended this with the Superintendent and other school staff. The Mayor of OKC, David Holt, have a welcome to the conference. It was good to see Mayor Holt! The last time I’d seen him in person is when I met him while he was a Senator and I was paging! Overall I left with a new sense of racism in all facets and the real poverty urban areas are facing. My tables discussion was based around the generational gap between the young and middle aged in regards to input and effect! Tessa and I truly had a voice has we spoke before 100+ VIP’s from around the City!!