News Release| Atlantic Media town hall; Cal State L.A.

December 3, 2013

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) to Keynote ‘A New America:

How Millennials Are Sparking Change’

Town Hall to be held at California State University, Los Angeles on December 6

LOS ANGELES, CA -- With an appetite for entrepreneurship and proclivity for service, millennials are on track to be the most educated, connected, and diverse generation in American history. On Friday, December 6, National Journal and The Atlantic will host the first in a series of traveling town halls to explore the opportunities, inclinations and impact of this generation as it faces an increasingly globalized world and competitive workplace.

“A New America: How Millennials Are Sparking Change,” led by Atlantic Media Editorial Director Ronald Brownstein, will bring together leaders from older generations with the young iconoclasts changing the world from the outside in. The conversation begins at California State University, Los Angeles, and will feature remarks by Representative Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), and William A. Covino, president of California State University, Los Angeles, among other educators, government officials, and entrepreneurs. León Krauze, the host of Open Source on Fusion and news anchor of Univision KMEX in Los Angeles, will join the discussion as a co-moderator.

WHAT:        National Journal LIVE and The Atlantic LIVE’s “A New America: How Millennials Are Sparking Change”

WHEN:        Friday, December 6 from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. PT

WHERE:     California State University, Los Angeles, University-Student Union Theatre,  5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032 For campus map and directions: /univ/maps/

WHO:           Xavier Becerra, member, U.S. House of Representative

Mark Wyland, member, California State Senate

William A. Covino, Ph.D., President, California State University, Los Angeles

Emily Allen, Ph.D., Professor & Dean, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, California State University, Los Angeles

Jessica Alvarenga, Former IMPACT NSF LA Fellow at California State University, Los Angeles

Rob Carpenter, Executive Director, Global Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, California State University, Los Angeles

Nicholas Ventura, CSULA student and founder of inFORa CAUSE

Tara Chlovski, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Iridescent

Armando Diaz, Associate Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of Venice

Shahin Kohan, President, AIMS 360

Estelle Reyes, Executive Director, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

León Krauze, host, Open Source on Fusion; news anchor, Univision KMEX in Los Angeles



Twitter Hashtag: #MillennialPathways

More Information: change-20131206

Atlantic Media contact: Kori Anderson Communications Manager [email protected] (202) 266-7578  

This event is hosted by National Journal and The Atlantic, and underwritten by Microsoft.


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