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Members Association 23-24 Program Recap

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The Leadership Birmingham Members Association hosted 6 events with over 450 attendees this year:

The Opening Retreat Breakfast at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in September. Two study groups from the Class of 2023 shared their amazing projects centered on civil rights leader Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth.

A screening of the film Shuttlesworth with producer T. Marie King (’23), Eric Essix, and J. Whitson.

A fall historical Walk Down the Rotary Trail guided by architect and historian Cheryl Morgan (’08) which ended with a celebration at Cheryl’s loft on First Avenue.

A discussion at the Birmingham Zoo in February with documentarian Ron Blatman on Birmingham: Building a Thriving City in collaboration with Leadership Alabama.

A conversation with Pulitzer-prize winners Howell Raines and John Archibald at Innovation Depot about Raines’ new book titled “Silent Cavalry.”

Lunch at City Walk and stroll along the planned Civil Rights Trail with the Freshwater Land Trust on Earth Day in May.


The Winter 2023 issue of Leadership Birmingham Magazine arrived in mailboxes the first week of December complete with surprising facts about Alabama’s justice system and interesting stories about LB and YLF alumni. The cover of this issue features Bonnie Short (YLF ’91), the director of the Alabama Reading Initiative for the Alabama State Department of Education. We are proud this cover won Honorable Mention in the 2024 Hermes Creative Awards!