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First Wednesday Lunch with the League

Wednesday, April 03, 2024, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Seasons 52
5096 Big Island Drive
Jacksonville, FL  32246

Additional Info:
Monthly Speaker Series
Registration is required before Monday, April 01, 2024 at 11:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only

First Wednesday
Lunch with the League
with Rhianna Scyster,
Community Equity and Policy Manager at 904WARD

Join us for lunch at Seasons 52 on April 3rd for our First Wednesday Lunch with the League featuring guest speaker Rhianna Scyster, Community Equity and Policy Manager at 904WARD. Rhianna will talk about 904Ward's work including their Little Free Diverse Libraries.

A St. Petersburg native and lover of books, Rhianna is a fervent advocate for equitable practices and policies in K-12 education. She currently serves as the Community Equity and Policy Manager at 904WARD. Prior to accepting her current role, Rhianna served as an educator and policy analyst. During her time as an undergraduate student at the University of North Florida, Rhianna served as a Student Ambassador for the College of Education and Human Services and was also awarded a two-year scholarship from the Florida Funds Minority Teachers. In 2021, she presented at the WJCT TEACH conference, where she provided insight on the intersection of equity and policy in education. In 2020 she was awarded the Minority Fellowship from Jacksonville University, where she earned her Master’s degree in Public Policy. During her time as a fellow, she interned with Duval County School Board Chairman, Darryl Willie. She has been recognized on Florida Black Expo’s list of Top 20 Under 40, received the Alumni Achievement Award from UNF’s Black Alumni Association for her contributions to the field of education, and as a distinguished panelist for the Black Mental Health Symposium. Through hands-on experience in her community, Rhianna has become an expert on understanding the impact of empowering differences and advocating through policy. She has been a guest speaker for the 2021-22 Teach for America cohort, 2022 City Year Leadership Panel, and has served as the President of the Jacksonville Urban League Young Professionals for over a year. She is honored to serve as a board member for The Sanctuary on 8th Street and a Board Service Fellow for Jacksonville Public Education Fund. Her most valued roles are wife, aunt, and dog mom. Rhianna is dedicated to improving her community through justice work, policy development, and servant leadership.

Doors open at 11:20 and lunch will begin at 11:45, followed by the program.

The menu includes a small Field Greens Salad, choice of entree (Chicken Caprese Sandwich, Avocado Toast, or Crab Cake Sandwich), a Mini Indulgence Dessert and beverage (Coffee, Iced Tea, or Soft Drink), at a cost per person of $35.00 for members and their guests. Non-members who purchase tickets will pay an additional $2.00 Technology Convenience fee, for a total of $37.00. 

Tickets are available using the Register Now Button.  Members and non-members are encouraged to attend. Members please "Log In" to pay the $35.00 member fee. Anyone who does not "Log In" will be charged $37.00 for the ticket and Technology Convenience fee! You will be asked to prepay with a credit card and select a sandwich choice at registration. Tickets are non-refundable.

Registration will close on March 31st, and tickets will not be available at the door. This is an in-person only event, it will not be available on Zoom. Seating is limited so register early!