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Ambassador Andrew J. Young Can Now be Booked Through Geniecast

ST. LOUIS, March 11, 2019

Geniecast is proud to announce the addition of civil rights icon and former U.S. Congressman, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and Mayor of Atlanta, Andrew J. Young. Ambassador Young can now be booked for live engagements and conversations via Geniecast’s two-way technology on topics such as global prosperity, poverty, diversity & inclusion, and politics—as well as his impressive public service resume and unparalleled life experiences.

Ambassador Young began working with Dr. Martin Luther King in the early 1960s and helped draft both the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. His work as an activist continued through 1970 when he ran for Congress in Georgia’s 5th district for the first time. Undeterred by his defeat in that initial campaign, Ambassador Young ran again in 1972 and won, ultimately serving three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served as U.N. Ambassador under President Jimmy Carter from 1977-1979 and was elected to two terms as mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (1982-1990). He helped bring the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta, is a documentary writer and producer, and has earned Lifetime Achievement Awards for his civil rights and political work.

Ambassador Young has visited more than 150 countries, received more than 100 honorary degrees. He has also received both the French Legion d’Honneur and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. After retiring from public service, he founded The Andrew J. Young Foundation to continue his lifelong work to promote justice and civil rights. In 2018, speaking about the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, Ambassador Young told CNN, “I’ve done all kinds of things, but there’s nothing that I’ve done that I didn’t feel was inspired by something that came into me through him.”

“Having a visionary, activist, and proponent of positive change like Ambassador Young as a Genie is nothing short of an honor,” said Geniecast EVP of Strategy and Execution Douglas Hall. “Our stated mission is to revolutionize the way the world connects with people, ideas, and inspiration. There aren’t many people alive today with more inspiring words or ideas.”

Geniecast is ​the​ marketplace for experts, thought leaders, and speakers – otherwise known as Genies – delivered via live, two-way interactive video or Augmented Reality in Real Time (APiR). These virtual experts make high-quality content accessible and affordable, with topics ranging from motivating employees to embracing new technology to women in the workplace. As “The Virtual Experience Company,” Geniecast elevates events, brings brands to life, and wows audiences with dazzling augmented, virtual, and mixed reality experiences not found anywhere else.
To learn more on how to book Andrew Young for your next event, visit www.geniecast.com.