Annual Meeting Will Highlight 110 Years of Civil Rights History, and the Current Fight for Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Economic Opportunity, Education Equality & More
By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer
The NAACP will host its 110th National Convention in Detroit, July 20-24, 2019. Thousands, including elected officials, members, organizers, faith leaders, entertainers and young thought leaders are expected to gather in the Motor City for workshops and robust discussions on how to address problems like police brutality, racism, voter suppression, sexual violence and mental health in the Black community. With the theme, “When We Fight, We Win,” the convention will be held at COBO Center and other venues in downtown Detroit.
Organizers have announced that Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives will give remarks at the convention on July 22. In addition, several of the most prominent 2020 presidential candidates are expected to appeal to African American voters when they participate in a forum on July 24 at 9:30 a.m. from COBO Center. The forum will offer candidates and convention attendees the opportunity to discuss solutions to critical issues facing the nation. Confirmed presidential candidates include, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren.
Visit www.naacp.org for registration details and a schedule of events.