U.S. Mayors gather in Birmingham to talk racial, economic equality

The U.S. Conference of Mayors are hosting panel discussions on economic equality and tolerance Thursday at 16th Street Baptist Church.

The event is part of Birmingham's five-day long remembrance of the Civil Rights Movement.

The participating mayors will also present a 10-point action plan on ways to end racial discrimination.

Below are the participants. Stay with ABC 33/40 for more on this developing story.

Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento, CA and Vice President, USCM




Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, PA and Past President, USCM

Paul Soglin, Mayor of Madison, WI

Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, LA

Marilyn Strickland, Mayor of Tacoma, WA

10:25am-11:30am - Panel Discussion on Building Tolerance:



Chris Cabaldon, Mayor of West Sacramento, CA

Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, KY

Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, MN

11:30am - Remarks from Joe Riley, Mayor of Charleston, CA Past President, USCM

Don Plusquellic, Mayor of Akron, OH and Past President, USCM

9:00am-10:25am - Opening Remarks from Birmingham Mayor William Bell & Panel Discussion on Reaching Economic Justice: