The NAACP is set to host its 111th National Convention entirely online. Over the course of two weeks, from August 2-6 and August 9-15, the nation’s most prominent social justice organization will bring together elected officials, members, organizers, faith leaders, and entertainers for workshops and discussions to promote solutions to some of the most pressing issues like COVID-19, voter suppression, police brutality, racism, the 2020 election and more. Registration for the convention will open the week of July 20. Interested participants can register at naacpconvention.org.
“The predicament we find ourselves in as a nation, as a society and as a people presents a unique opportunity for change on a large scale,” said Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP. “Living through a health pandemic and a racial crisis has tested the frays of our country, and I can’t think of a better time to convene thought leaders and those with a vested interest in creating a social and political atmosphere that works for all.”
Since the beginning of COVID-19, the NAACP has hosted countless panels, town halls, and gatherings across digital platforms to ensure communities had access to knowledgeable experts and accurate information. The annual convention will be a continuation of the organization’s efforts to keep people safe, informed and secure in their civil and human rights.
As our communities’ safety and security continue to be our utmost priority, the association’s 111th annual convention will seek to serve an even larger audience by creating a robust offering of programs online,” said Leon W. Russell, chairman, NAACP Board of Directors. “The fight for justice is needed now more than ever, and our commitment to ensuring all realize it is our priority.”
More information about the 2020 NAACP National Convention, including a schedule of events and registration details, can be found by visiting naacpconvention.org.