April 13, 2020

Innovations in Local Leadership: Discussion with Hon. Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Hon. Sumbul Siddiqui, and Jonathan Miller


As part of our 2020 Student Convention Virtual Event Series, ACS held a panel discussion on April 9 with current mayors focusing on innovations in local government. Recent legal and political developments demonstrate the powerful role that cities and local governments play in our society. Whether as innovators of progressive public policy, leaders for social change, or bulwarks of resistance, cities shape the law and politics in unique ways. Topics discussed included: how they have responded to COVID-19, protection of immigrant communities, housing stability, and their motivation for serving in local government.


Hon. Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson, MS
Hon. Sumbul Siddiqui, Mayor of Cambridge, MA

Moderated By:

Jonathan Miller, Legal Director, Public Rights Project; Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School