The annual Convening of the Elders sponsored by UMOJA Inc. will take place Saturday in the Alphonso "Rafi" Greene Jr. Masten Resource Center, 1423 Fillmore Ave.
Brunch begins at noon with presentations addressing community issues starting at 1 p.m. This year's scheduled speakers range from former Assembly Deputy Speaker Arthur O. Eve and former Common Council President George K. Arthur to L. Nathan Hare, executive director of the Community Action Organization of Erie County, and Brenda McDuffie, president and CEO of the Buffalo Urban League.
Samuel L. Radford III, president of the District Parent Coordinating Council, will moderate. Admission is free.