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Words & Their Consequences: Civil Discourse in 21st Century, Leah Daughtry '84

Leah Daughtry

Rev. Leah Daughtry '84 is CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee; Principal of On These Things, LLC; and Pastor of The House of the Lord Church.

Leah Daughtry

On Friday, January 15, 2016 Rev. Leah Daughtry '84, presented "Words & Their Consequences: Civil Discourse in 21st Century." Photo by May Nguyen.

Leah Daughtry

Public Program "Words & Their Consequences: Civil Discourse in 21st Century." Photo by May Nguyen.

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On Friday, January 15, 2016 Rev. Leah Daughtry '84, CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee, Principal of On These Things, and Pastor of The House of the Lord Church presented "Words & Their Consequences: Civil Discourse in 21st Century." The talk, which took place in Room 003 from 4:00-5:30 pm, focused on how to engage in an elegant civil discourse on issues of significance at a local and global level and how people should think about the impact of their words, their behaviors, and their actions. The program was part of the Dartmouth College Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Reverend Leah D. Daughtry is a nationally recognized teacher, preacher, speaker, organizer, leader, and political strategist. Rev. Daughtry currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the 2016 National Democratic Convention Committee, reprising the role she played for the 2008 Convention, and making her the first person in Democratic Party history to hold the position twice. For her work as creator of Faith In Action, the Democratic Party's outreach to communities of Faith, Religion News Service named her one of the 12 most influential Democrats in the nation on faith and values politics. Daughtry represents the fifth consecutive generation of pastors in the Daughtry family. She is Pastor of The House of the Lord Church in Washington, DC, and currently serves as Jurisdictional Elder of the denomination's Southeast Region. She is the eldest daughter of Reverend Dr. Herbert Daughtry, founder of the National Black United Front and National Presiding Minister of the House of the Lord Churches. She is the founder of On These Things, LLC, which provides strategic planning and management consulting services to a variety of businesses and organizations, and which produces high profile events, such as the Closing Ceremonies of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

This public program is co-sponsored by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center and the William Jewett Tucker Center. The views and opinions expressed and any materials presented during a public program are the speaker’s own and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Rockefeller Center or constitute an endorsement by the Center.

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