This morning, our executive director Rohit Malhotra sat down with Rashad Taylor, the Chief Equity Officer of One Atlanta, the Mayor's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Couldn't make it? We've got you covered with five of our favorite quotes from the talk this morning. Go on, get inspired.
"In terms of robust community engagement, that hasn’t started yet, but that’s definitely something we gotta do. We can’t do this work if we’re not guided by what the community needs."
"I kind of see myself as a little bit of a disruptor. The most exciting work has been working with TI and others who want to get involved in the housing space, the education space."
"Politics is a contact sport, and it's never been an easy conversation, and most politicians that I’ve worked for wrestle with it."
"I ran, I won, and it was one of the best decisions I made. It’s hard to break into Atlanta politics if you’re not from Atlanta. The good thing was I’d done a lot of work in the communities, working for Vincent Fort and doing other community service."
"I encourage young people to just jump into it. Don’t think you need to be 45 and have a 401k. There is never going to be a perfect time.I didn’t think I would run for office at 27, but I’m glad that I did. If young people get elected, there’s less baggage. There’s more wide-eyed optimism. You see the world differently."
Check out the full video from this Leadership Breakfast below.