Leadership Luncheon with Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes
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Join us for lunch with the 45th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, an impressive millennial, as he discusses his political career, leadership on the national stage, and his vision for Wisconsin.

When: Wed, February 20th, 2019
Registration 11:30am | Presentation 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Where: MMAC
765 N Milwaukee St.
Suite 400
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53202
United States
Contact: Sofina Ziu

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Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes  
45th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin

Mandela Barnes is only 31 years old and has already made history.  He was recently elected Wisconsin’s first African-American Lieutenant Governor and is the second black person ever to be sworn into WI statewide office (the first was Vel Phillips). A Milwaukee native, Lt. Barnes has strong ties to our city, and is uniquely positioned to bring change to the political landscape of the state.

Join us for lunch with this impressive millennial as he discusses his political career, leadership on the national stage, and his vision for Wisconsin.



  • A first-hand account of Lt. Gov. Barnes’ career and path to leadership
  • The behind-the-scenes deets of life on a statewide campaign trail 
  • Insight into Lt. Gov. Barnes’ commitment to Milwaukee and vision for WI's future
  • A discussion on the importance of civic engagement and how we all can make a difference

This will be lively, informative 60-minute event designed to get you more connected to Milwaukee and right back to work after lunch!  Don't miss this one.


Mandela Barnes serves as Wisconsin’s 45th Lieutenant Governor.  He was elected on November 8, 2018 and sworn into office on January 7, 2019.  He is the first African-American to serve as a Lieutenant Governor in Wisconsin, and the second African-American to ever hold statewide office.  

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Mandela is the son of a public-school teacher and a United Auto Workers member, to whom he credits much of his success. He grew up attending Milwaukee Public Schools and is an alumnus of Alabama A&M University. He worked for various political campaigns and in the office of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, eventually becoming an organizer for Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope, a Milwaukee-based interfaith coalition that advocates social justice. Mandela also worked for the State Innovation Exchange, a national progressive public policy organization.  

In 2012, at the age of 25, Mandela was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly, where he served two two-year terms.  His tenure in the State Assembly included serving as Chair of the Legislature’s Black and Latino Caucus and becoming a recognized leader on progressive economic policies and gun violence prevention legislation. 
As  Governor, Mandela will continue to fight for solutions that invest in opportunities and fairness for every child, person, and family in Wisconsin, regardless of zip code.



Includes a delicious boxed lunch, beverages and event admission for one individual.

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