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NAACP’s 113th National Convention Focuses on Building Black Power

ATLANTIC CITY – The NAACP will host its 113th national convention July 14-July 20, 2022 in Atlantic City after two years of virtual programming. For 2 weeks, the nation’s largest advocacy and social justice organization will bring together elected officials, activists, organizers, faith leaders and artists for workshops and discussions to promote solutions to some of the most pressing issues. most pressing issues facing black communities today, including voter suppression, student debt, police brutality, and reproductive rights.

“Over the past two years, our nation – and the black community in particular – has faced increasingly alarming crises, from rampant white supremacy to rising student debt to increased suppression of voters and the total undermining of abortion rights,” said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP. “The foundation of our democracy is in crisis and we need to identify a way forward that allows black communities to thrive. The 113th National Convention is a critical time for our community to come together and discuss how we can fight against the growing threats to our fundamental rights and values ​​and building black power.”

What: 113th NAACP National Convention
When: July 14 – 20, 2022
Where: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Register: Interested press should register on this link.

Each year, the NAACP provides a platform for concerned citizens to step away from the front lines of the civil rights struggle to reflect, learn from each other, and chart a path forward. Past conventions have brought together presidents and vice presidents, prominent members of Congress and senators, activists and organizers providing an opportunity to carve out the vital work we must do to build a prosperous future as the nation makes facing competing civil rights crises and continues to recover. of the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights from the 113th National Convention include:

  • NAACP experience: The 51st Annual NAACP is your one-stop-shop, where exhibitors from business, government, minority, and nonprofit organizations showcase their products and services.
  • Continuing legal education: The NAACP General Counsel’s Office offers two days of free continuing legal education training on redistricting and voting rights.
  • Virtual job fair: The NAACP has partnered with more than 30 employers across the country seeking Black professionals for jobs that can be done remotely or onsite.

More information about the 2022 NAACP National Convention, including a schedule of events and registration details, can be found by visiting //naacp.org/convention.

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