National Urban League Conference with V.P.Joe Biden in Cincinnati this week

Jul 23, 2014

One of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations begins its annual conference in Cincinnati Wednesday with events all week including an address by Vice President Joe Biden.WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports it’s the first time the National Urban League will gather in southwest Ohio

More than 8,000 participants from across the U.S. are expected for workshops and networking sessions focused on social, political and economic issues. The conference will also focus on progress and unfinished business since the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

Urban League president Marc Morial says there’s a reason the theme is "One Nation Underemployed, building bridges to jobs and justice." 

Morial: The underemployment problem is significant in America today and the unemployment rates don't capture the unemployment problems.

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to address the crowd Thursday morning

.Additional speakers for the four-day conference include the Rev. Al Sharpton, and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.