NAACP National Convention
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ABOUT THE NAACP NATIONAL CONVENTION - The NAACP Annual Convention of the Association shall establish policies and programs of action for the ensuing year. Regarded as the event of the year for those interested in advancing civil and human rights, the NAACP leads a national dialogue on civil rights advocacy through workshops, symposiums, training and related activities. Nearly 8,000 people, including NAACP members, civil rights leaders, community activists, volunteers, business and political leaders, gather to explore and to share models of advocacy for strengthening communities.
This year the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold the 108th Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland in the Baltimore Convention Center, July 22-26, 2017. Baltimore – the colorful, diverse city that is Maryland’s largest city and economic hub, is known for its beautiful harbor, quirky, distinct neighborhoods; unique museums and the world-renowned Johns Hopkins University Hospital to the east and the University of Maryland Medical Center to the west.
For more information on the Annual Convention on Registration and Housing, Clarence Mitchell Continuing Legal Education Sessions, Job Expo, and/or Youth Program visit naacpconvention.org. Below is useful information for delegates from units in Georgia.
AWARD WINNING PROGRAM - Georgia will have nearly 50 participants attending the NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO).
This is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
ACT-SO includes 32 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, and performing and visual arts. More than 300,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception.
SPECIAL GEORGIA DELEGATE ONLY EVENT - Thanks to the generous support of Georgia Power, our long-term corporate partner in sustainable energy and community development, Georgia Delegates are invited to a special Georgia Dinner/Reception on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
More information will be sent directly to Units in July on this event and other unique opportunities being developed by the Georgia NAACP.
For more information, contact Demetrius Fisher, Programs Director.