NAACP Listening Tour to Convene in Los Angeles

NAACP Listening Tour to Convene in Los Angeles

NAACP Forward Allows Nation’s Premier Civil Rights Organization to Hear Feedback from Members and Supporters on Key Issues and Strategies for Fighting Back in the Trump Era

 LOS ANGELES (October 12, 2017) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will visit Los Angeles as part of its multi-city listening tour, NAACP Forward: Today, Tomorrow & Always, on October 26, 2017.

NAACP Forward is part of the organization’s strategic plan to enhance its vision and mission, and to renew its commitment to the fight for civil rights amid a swirling climate of political hostility, voter suppression, income inequality, mass incarceration, police brutality and anti-immigrant sentiment. NAACP Forward will convene local membership, supporters and partners to offer their guidance on how the NAACP can retool itself to combat 21st century threats.

Along with these public meetings, NAACP Forward in Los Angeles will also include smaller discussions in the city to better understand the perspective of its membership, local community leaders, activists and others, continuing the series of critical discussions and action plans initiated at the NAACP’s 108th annual convention in Baltimore, Maryland, this past July and over the past several months.

The next stop in NAACP Forward is Nashville, Tennessee which will be in November 2017. NAACP leadership will visit several other cities across the country over the next few months including Des Moines; San Antonio, and Washington, DC. Logistical details for each tour stop will be released accordingly.

For media interested in covering the NAACP’s listening tour stop in Los Angeles, please register here.

WHAT:                

NAACP Forward: Today, Tomorrow & Always, Los Angeles

WHO:                  

Derrick Johnson – interim President & CEO, NAACP
Leon Russell – Chairman, NAACP Board of Director
Alice Huffman – California Hawaii NAACP President & NAACP  National Board member

California members, branch presidents and leadership from across the state

California Youth and College leaders

WHEN:                                

Thursday, October 26, 2017 – 5 – 7 pm PDT

WHERE:              

LAX Marriott, 5855 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles

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Source: http://www.naacp.org/latest/naacp-listening-tour-convene-los-angeles/