NWPC President, Llenda Jackson-Leslie
Fri, November 11, 2005 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM • Sid Richardson Hall (SRH) 3.111
The CENTER for WOMEN'S and GENDER STUDIES cordially invites you to a reception featuring the President of the National Women's Political Caucus, Llenda Jackson- Leslie. We are hosting this forum with University students, as an opportunity for Llenda Jackson-Leslie to visit with young people to ask them what is important and relevant to them, as they begin on their adult path and set their goals. She begins her tenure as the Communications Director for the ACLU in Washington D.C. this monLLENDA JACKSON-LESLIE President, National Women's Political Caucus Llenda Jackson-Leslie became President of the National Women's Political Caucus in April 2004 and was elected to a full term in June 2005. Llenda is a former president of the Michigan NWPC, and was the founder of the Wayne County chapter. Ms. Jackson-Leslie is a Public Relations Consultant. She served as Communications Director for the Third Judicial Circuit Court, Michigan's largest trial court; Mayor Coleman A. Young's Deputy Director for Public Information for the City of Detroit; and Congressional staff assistant to the Hon. John Conyers (MI-14). Her numerous campaign experiences include Press Secretary and Communications Director for Alma Wheeler Smith, the first African American woman to run for Lieutenant Governor of the State of Michigan. Llenda has served as a workshop leader and trainer in a number of public relations and political campaigns including Wayne State University, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, the National Association of Negro Professional and Business Women, and the National Association of Black Social Workers. She also is a freelance writer whose works have been published in the Metro Times and Black Scholar magazine. Llenda is the co-author of Running for Your Life: A Woman's Campaign Manual to be published in 2006. A life time member of the NAACP, Llenda served as Director of Media and Marketing for the Detroit chapter, the largest branch in the country. She co-chaired of the communications team for the 2002 Voter Campaign, "Take Your Soles to the Polls", which resulted in a higher rate of voter participation in the African American community. Llenda holds a degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and is accredited in Public Relations by the Universal Accreditation Board of the Public Relations Society of America. She is married to Michael Leslie.