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Birmingham Mayor to Speak at ASU’s MLK Convocation

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Release Date: Jan 05, 2018

Randall Woodfin, mayor of Birmingham, Ala., will be the guest speaker for the annual MLK Convocation.

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The Honorable Randall Woodfin, mayor of Birmingham, Ala., will be the guest speaker for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. in the Dunn-Oliver Acadome.

Woodfin was elected mayor of Birmingham after winning the October 3, 2017, runoff against incumbent William A. Bell.  He previously served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Birmingham since 2009 and the president of the Birmingham City Schools Board of Education from 2013-15.

Born and raised in Birmingham, Woodfin attended Shades Valley High School and Morehouse College, where he majored in political science and served as president of the Student Government Association. He went on to earn his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Upon graduating from law school, Woodfin served as a public servant working with the city's Division of Youth Services, the Birmingham City Council and the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO).

Woodfin also serves as a board member of other community organizations, including the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama. He is a former board member of Birmingham Change Fund, American Red Cross, Birmingham Education Foundation, Birmingham Cultural Alliance, S.T.A.I.R., and past President of the Birmingham chapter of the Morehouse College Alumni Association. Woodfin is a graduate of Leadership Birmingham class of 2014, Leadership Alabama class of 2016, and served as a featured speaker at TEDx Birmingham 2017.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Convocation, call 334-229-4431.

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