NAACP: STEADFAST AND IMMOVABLE

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold the 108th Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland in The Baltimore Convention Center on 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 Hospital to the east and the University of Maryland Medical Center to the west. With the rich history the city boasts however, it's amazing that Baltimore hasn't been deemed one of America's greatest historical destinations.

WELCOME TO BALTIMORE

About Us

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans. The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.


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Vision Statement

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.


Objectives

The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution - the principal objectives of the Association shall be:

  • To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
  • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
  • To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
  • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
  • To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
  • To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP's Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.

Purpose of The National Convention

The Annual Convention of the Association shall establish policies and programs of action for the ensuing year. all actions of the Convention on questions of policy and programs, which are not contrary to the Constitution, shall be binding on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Officers and all Units, except as hereinafter provided. No resolution for change of policy or program of action shall be in order unless it shall have been favorably voted upon at regular legislative meetings of a Unit in good standing, or has been submitted by the President and CEO. The resolutions for policy or program change must be certified by the President and Secretary of the Unit, and received by the President and CEO in the National Office by May 1st annually. The Convention shall act on all such proposed program or policy changes during its Legislative Sessions.

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Registration and Housing Information

Housing for the 108th Annual Convention is now open.

Convention Registration Will Reopen Onsite at the
Baltimore Convention Center July 22 - 26, 2017
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Group Bike Ride

Join the NAACP in a fun morning of community building and biking in downtown Baltimore!
The bike ride is for everyone – first time and experience riders.
Bike Trail : 4.4 miles
Bikes, helmets, and water will be provided.
Online registration only. To register and view the full route click below

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Transportation

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

P.O. Box 8766 BWI Airport, MD 21240 Phone (410) 859-7111
http://www.bwiairport.com/en
BWI Marshall is Maryland's modern, user-friendly airport with more than 700 daily domestic and international flights serving more than 75 cities nonstop.

DELTA AIRLINES

Valid Travel Dates: July 18, 2017 – July 29, 2017 for travel to Baltimore, MD

Book your tickets online at www.Delta.com/meeting (click the "Book A Trip") Enter your Meeting Event Code: NMQBA in the Meeting Event Code box when searching for your Flights to receive the 2%-5% discount on Economy Class Tickets and 10% discount on First Class Tickets

To make your reservations by phone please call Delta Airlines meeting service desk at 1(800) 328-1111.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

Valid Travel Dates: July 19, 2017 – July 28, 2017 for travel to Baltimore, MD. Valid Booking Dates: May 1, 2017 – July 5, 2017.

Book your tickets online at https://www.swabiz.com/flight/search-flight.html?cid=99698664. The Promotion Code is SWABIZ CID: 99698664

By flying Southwest Airlines, as a NAACP conference attendee, you will also receive the following benefits: 10% discount in Business Select (K) & Anytime (Y) fare classes, 3% discount in Wanna Get Away Fares. Discounts not applicable for bookings made within two (2) weeks of travel dates. 50% bonus Rapid Reward Frequent Flyer bonus points for all own segments booked via SWABIZ/SGS CID #99698664. No baggage fees (first two bags); No change or cancellation fees and No peak travel or fuel surcharges.

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Your discount gives you 10% off of your roundtrip reservation made and paid online. Discount does not apply to exclusive vans or pre-existing reservations. Discounts cannot be applied retroactively. It is valid on both Super Shuttle and ExecuCar services nationwide.

TAXI SERVICE

Approximately $35.00 one way from BWI Airport to convention hotels, not including gratuity from the airport.

Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Baltimore Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. You can also use SpotHero to park all over Baltimore – learn more here.

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Convention Speakers

Leon W. Russell

Leon W. Russell

Chairman, NAACP Board of Directors
Bio
Derrick Johnson

Derrick Johnson

Interim President & CEO, NAACP
Bio

Bradford Berry

General Counsel
Bio

Debo Adegbile

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Leah Aden

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Akosua Ali

NAACP National Board of Directors

Mustafa Santiago Ali

Trenton Allen

ECJ Workshop

Roy E. Alston

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Biree Andermariam, MD

Health Luncheon

Anson Asaka

CLE

Rev. Wendell Anthony

Drew Atchison

Nanette Diaz Barragán

Speaker

Gary D. Bass

Speaker

Micheal Bivins

Aba Blankson

Vice President, Communications and Digital Media
Press Conference

Kurtis Blow

Charm City Get Down

Senator Cory Booker

Labor Luncheon

Chadwick Boseman

Brittany 'Ree' Botts

Larry Brown, Jr.

Larry Brown, Jr.

Director, ACT-SO

Maureen Bunyan

W.I.N.

David Burton

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Paul Butler

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Lecia Brooks

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Sen. Ben Cardin

Speaker

Jill P. Carter

Criminal Justice Workshop

Kristen Clarke

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Kid Capri

Charm City Get Down

Jasmine Crockett

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Carlos Clanton

Candace Coles

Brian Corr

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

Kool Moe Dee

Charm City Get Down

Senator Tammy Duckworth

Federal Advocacy Workshop

Hazel N. Dukes

NAACP National Board of Directors

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

Criminal Justice Workshop

Linda Elam

Health Workshop

Leah Flynn

Opening Public Mass Meeting

Erin Gaddis

NAACP National Board of Directors

Patricia Gatling

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

The Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters

The NAACP Experience

David Girton

Fitness Instructor: Rock Da Bells – Morning Fitness Sessions

Victor L. Goode

Interim National Education Director

Fatima Goss Graves

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Congressman Al Green

Keynote Speaker at Armed Services Luncheon

Sen. Kamala Harris

Federal Workshop

Tessa Hill-Aston

Baltimore City Branch President

Attorney General Eric Holder

Dale Ho

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Julie Houk

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Antonia Hylton

Alice Huffman

Alice Huffman

Bio
Marjorie A. Innocent

Marjorie A. Innocent, PhD

NAACP Senior Health Director

Glenn F. Ivey

Michele Jawando

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

William Jorden

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Christy E. Lopez

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Janette Louard

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Skai Jackson

Jewell Jones

Congresswomen Robin Kelly

Federal Advocacy Workshop

Sabrina Lamb

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Federal Advocacy Workshop

Kenny Lattimore

Laz Lonzo

Lil Mama

Da'Quan M. Love

Vice Chairman, Convention Planning Committee

Pace McConkie

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

DeRay McKesson

Tim McNeal

NAACP Experience

MAJOR

Michele Coleman Mayes

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Tamika Mallory

Yolanda Melville

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Melanie Santiago-Mosier

Speaker

Naturally 7

Adora Obi Nweze

NAACP National Board of Directors

Udi Ofer

Jacqueline Patterson

NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Director

Gregory W. Porter

Health Workshop

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh

Greeting

Congressman Cedric Richmond

Federal Advocacy Workshop

Allison Riggs

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Maya Rockeymoore, PhD

Health Workshop

Amy Rosenthal, MPH, MPA

Health Workshop

Bobby Rush

Route 5

April Ryan

W.I.N.

Angela T. Rye

Senator Bernie Sanders

Federal Advocacy Workshop

Symone Sanders

Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

Federal Advocacy Workshop

Joseph M. Sellers

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Annalise J. Setorie

NAACP Experience Stage Host

Stuart O. Sims, Esq.

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Yara Shahidi

Alex Sheldon

LGBT Workshop

Hilary Shelton

DeJoiry Simmons

National Youth Work Chairman

Cornelius Smith, Jr.

ACT-SO

H. Clay Smith, III

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Johnathan Smith

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Sounds of Blackness

Gerald Stansbury

Maryland State Conference President

Tracy Heather Strain

NAACP Experience

William Syms

NAACP Experience

Avery*Sunshine

Spingarn Dinner

Perry Tarrant

Chandra T. Taylor

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Congressman Scott Taylor

Federal Advocacy Workshop

Bishop Walter S. Thomas

Prayer Breakfast

Nichelle Turner

Senator Chris Van Hollen

Speaker

Robert L. Wallace

Speaker

Kelly Ward

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Bresha Webb

Nicholas I. Wiggins

NAACP Experience Stage Host

Alicia Wilson

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Michael J. Wishnie

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Alyssa Young

ECJ Workshop

Schedule-at-a-glance

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

ACT-SO Registration
Baltimore Convention Center, Charles Street Lobby

 
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

ACT-SO Judges Orientation
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 302-303

 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

ACT-SO Opening Kickoff
Baltimore Convention Center, Ballroom


Bresha Webb

Skai Jackson
 
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

ACT-SO Competitions
Baltimore Convention Center

 
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Convention Registration
Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt Street Lobby

 
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Strategic Partner Meeting
Baltimore Convention Center, Room TBD

 
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

ACT-SO Session: "Conversations with…" Presented by The Walt Disney Company
Baltimore Convention Center, Ballroom

 
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Convention Registration
Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt Street Lobby

 
9:30 a.m.

Convention Opening Press Conference
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 308

 
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

ACT-SO Create-A-Thon
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 307-308

 
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

NAACP Experience

  • Author Pavilion
  • Exhibits
  • Health Pavilion
  • Retail Expo
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall CDE

 
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ACT-SO Master Classes
Baltimore Convention Center, Various Locations

 
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

National Board of Directors Meeting
Baltimore Convention Center, Ballroom III

 
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

ACT-SO Awards Ceremony Rehearsal
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall F

 
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

ACT-SO Chairpersons Reception
Baltimore Convention Center

 
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Morning Bike Ride
Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt Street Lobby Entrance

 
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Prayer & Memorial Breakfast
Baltimore Convention Center, Ballroom III & IV

 
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CLE Seminar
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 316

 
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Convention Registration
Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt Street Lobby

 
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Youth Advisors Orientation
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 310

 
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

NAACP Experience

  • Author Pavilion
  • Exhibits
  • Health Pavilion
  • Retail Expo
Baltimore Convention Center, Halls C, D, E

 
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

President's Council Meeting and Luncheon
Baltimore Convention Center, Ballroom I & II

 
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WIN Empowerment Brunch
Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Constellation Ballroom

 
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Youth and College Welcome Session
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 309 - 310

 
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

ACT-SO Awards Ceremony
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall F

 
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Movie Screening: Heather Booth
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 301-302

 
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

ACT-SO Winners' Reception
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 345-346

 
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Musical Prelude: Morgan University Choir
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall F

 
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Public Mass Meeting
Keynote speaker: Leon W. Russell

Chairman, National Board of Directors
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall F

 
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Delegates Reception
Columbus Center

 
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Youth Social – Island Vibes
Renaissance Hotel, Maryland Ballroom DEF

 
5:45 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.

"Rock Da Bells - Morning Fitness"
Hilton, Tubman AB

David Girton

Fitness Instructor: David Girton
LiveNow Fitness

Come join our beginner cardio and strength training sessions that are sure to have you energized as you learn how to tone and sculpt your body. There is no fee to participate!

 
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Youth & College Regional Meetings
Baltimore Convention Center, Various Locations

 
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Regional Meetings
Baltimore Convention Center, Various Locations

 
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

CLE Seminar
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 316

 
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Musical Prelude
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall F

 
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Convention Registration
Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt Street Lobby

 
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary Session and ​​Criminal Justice Panel Discussion
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall F

 
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

NAACP Experience

  • Author Pavilion
  • Exhibits
  • Health Pavilion
  • Retail Expo
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall CDE
 
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Clarence Mitchell Memorial Luncheon
Baltimore Convention Center, Ballroom I

 
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Health Luncheon
Baltimore Convention Center, Ballroom II

Biree

Reducing the Burden of Sickle Cell Disease on African Americans
Speaker: Biree Andermariam, MD

Although not a common illness, sickle cell disease impacts the lives of thousands of African Americans. During this year’s luncheon, attendees will learn about efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat sickle cell abnormalities; advances in expanding and recruiting for clinical trials; and opportunities for advocates to become more engaged in increasing awareness about this debilitating disease.

 
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Youth Luncheon
Hyatt Regency, Constellation Ballroom AB

 
1:00 p.m.

Credentials Committee Meeting
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 319

 
1:00 p.m.

Election Supervisory Committee Meeting
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 320

 
1:00 p.m.

Rules Committee Meeting
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 323

 
1:00 p.m.

Veteran's Forum
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 344

 
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Youth Concurrent Workshop
Baltimore Convention Center, Various Rooms

 
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

CLE Seminar
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 316

 
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Federal Legislative and Public Policy Workshop
Baltimore Convention Center, Ballroom III

 
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Youth Concurrent Workshops
Baltimore Convention Center, Various Rooms

 
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Movie Screening: Crown Heights
Landmark Theater

 
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Youth and College Public Mass Meeting
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall F

 
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

CLE Reception
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 317

 
8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Youth Social
Mustang Alley's

 
8:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Charm City Get Down
Hilton Baltimore, Key Ballroom

 
9:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

College Social
GAME Baltimore

 
10:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Young Professional's Reception
Johnny Sanchez (inside the Horseshoe Casino)

 
5:45 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.

Rock Da Bells - Morning Fitness
Hilton, Tubman AB

David Girton

Fitness Instructor: David Girton
LiveNow Fitness

Come join our beginner cardio and strength training sessions that are sure to have you energized as you learn how to tone and sculpt your body. There is no fee to participate!

 
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Youth & College Regional Meetings
Baltimore Convention Center

 
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Regional Meetings
Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt Street Lobby

 
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Musical Prelude
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall F

 
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Convention Registration
Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt Street Lobby

 
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Plenary Session – 2017 Resolutions
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall F

 
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

NAACP Experience

  • Author Pavilion
  • Exhibits
  • Health Pavilion
  • Diversity Career Fair (12-6 p.m., Hall C)
  • Retail Expo
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall CDE

 
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Election of At-Large Member, National Board of Directors
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall CDE

 
12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Clara Luper Youth and College Division Luncheon (Youth and Advisors)
Hyatt Regency, Constellation Ballroom AB

 
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

National Membership Luncheon
Baltimore Convention Center, Ballroom I & II

 
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Luncheon
Hilton, Holiday 4-6

 
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Youth Concurrent Workshops
TBD

 
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Workshops
Baltimore Convention Center

Marjorie

Health Workshop, Rm 316
Toward a Healthy America: Moving Forward with Health Reform

While our nation has made progress toward health reform—particularly with the passage of the Affordable Care Act—the hard-fought gains are being eroded after the 2016 elections. Now more than ever, we need to ensure the availability and solvency of critical programs that provide health care coverage and financial support for tens of millions of Americans.

 
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Time and Place Committee Meeting
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 342

 
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Youth Concurrent Workshops
Baltimore Convention Center

 
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

National Youth Work Committee Meeting
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 343

 
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Education Committee Meeting
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 314

 
5:00 p.m.

Movie Screening: Marshall
Landmark Theater

 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

NextGEN Reception
Hyatt Regency, Pisces Ballroom

 
6:30 p.m.

Juanita Jackson Mitchell Gala
Hyatt Regency, Constellation Ballroom AB

 
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Vice Chairman's Catfish & Blues Reception
Power Plant Live Alley

 
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Closing Plenary Session / Education Task Force Report Out
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall F

 
9:00 a.m. – Noon

Convention Registration
Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt Street Lobby

 
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Musical Prelude
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall F

 
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Run-Off Election of At-Large Member, National Board of Directors (if needed)
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall C, D, E

 
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Labor Luncheon/Forum
Baltimore Convention Center, Ballroom I & II

 
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Labor Workshop
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 314

 
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

LGBT Task Force
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 344

 
7:30 p.m.

Thalheimer/Freedom Fund Banquet
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall F

 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Welcome Session and Orientation
Baltimore Convention Center

 
11:00 a.m.

Advisor's Orientation
Baltimore Convention Center

 
1:00 p.m.

ACT-SO Awards
Baltimore Convention Center

 
7:00 p.m.

Youth and College Welcome Session
Baltimore Convention Center

 

Monday, July 24, 2017

7:00 a.m.

Youth and College Regional Meetings
Baltimore Convention Center

 
9:00 a.m.

Opening Plenary Session
Baltimore Convention Center

 
12:00 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Luncheon
Baltimore Convention Center

Antonia Hylton

Antonia Hylton is a Correspondent and Associate Producer covering politics and civil rights on VICE News Tonight on HBO. Prior to joining VICE, she developed and produced seasons 1 and 2 of The Movement with Darnell Moore, a docuseries covering activist movements across the United States. She conducted Mic's first interview with Vice President Joe Biden, discussing campus sexual assault and the 2016 Election. She previously produced and wrote for Mic's first original video series, Flip the Script and Future Present. Antonia Hylton is a 2015 graduate, magna cum laude, of Harvard University, where she majored in History and Science and Global Health, and received the Kathryn Ann Huggins and Rothschild Prizes for her writing and investigative research on race, mass incarceration and the history of psychiatry.

   
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshops

  • NAACP 101: This workshop will focus on training youth and college members on effective unit administration.
    • Moderator: Erin Gaddis, Member, National Board of Directors
  • Black Wall Street: This economic empowerment workshop will focus on financial education, entrepreneurship, and investment.
    • Moderator: Sabrina Lamb, World of Money Founding CEO
  • Advisor Workshop: Improving Relationships between Youth Units and Branches
    • Moderator: Karen Blanding, NY State Conference Youth and College Advisor
Baltimore Convention Center

 
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Workshops

  • NAACP 102: This workshop will focus on strategies for fundraising and effective communication.
    • Moderator: Demetrius Fisher, Georgia State Conference NAACP
  • Mental Health: This workshop will focus on the importance of self care and the importance of advocating for resources on campus in and in the community for black youth.
    • Moderator: Brittany "Reece" Botts, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Advisor Workshop: Marketing the Youth and College Division
    • Moderator: Valerie Talton, IL State Conference Youth and College Advisor
Baltimore Convention Center

 
7:00 p.m.

Youth Public Mass Meeting

A Seat at the Table: State of the Black Youth in America
This town-hall style discussion will discuss the impacts of the Trump Administration on the social, economic, and political condition of Black Youth in America.

Opening Hymn - Lift Every Voice and Sing
Invocation -
Greetings
Occasion - Youth Challenge Speaker

Introduction of Moderator

Moderator: Symone Sanders - CNN Political Commentator

How did we get here?
From 1619 to 2016: Our Story

Brittney Packnett - Campaign Zero
Carlos - National Urban League Young Professionals
DeJoiry McKenzie-Simmons - NAACP


Musical Selection Howard Gospel Choir

Where are we now?
Year One: What are the Implications of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump?

DeRay McKesson - Campaign Zero
Jessica Pierce - BYP
Mary Pat Hector - National Action Network


Musical Selection Howard Gospel Choir

What's next?
Strategies for the Days Ahead…

Tamika Mallory - Mallory Consulting

Benediction

Baltimore Convention Center

 
9:00 p.m.

Youth Social
Baltimore Convention Center

 
10:00 p.m.

Young Professional's Reception
Baltimore Convention Center

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

7:00 a.m.

Youth and College Regional Meetings
Baltimore Convention Center

 
9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session
Baltimore Convention Center

 
12:00 p.m.

Clara Luper Luncheon
Baltimore Convention Center

Tamika D. Mallory

Tamika D. Mallory, age 36 and the mother of a teenage son, is nationally recognized as a champion of the civil rights movement. One of four national co-chairs of the Women's March on Washington, Tamika lead a mobilization of over 1 million people at the nation's capital, and a total of 5 million people worldwide, in defense of civil and human rights. President of Mallory Consulting, a strategic planning firm, and board member of The Gathering for Justice, founded by Harry Belafonte, Tamika is featured in the media on the intersection of civil rights, social justice and the new wave of feminism.

   
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshops

  • NAACP 201: Preparing for life after Youth & College in the NAACP
    • Moderator: Akosua Ali, Washington DC NAACP President
  • Building Black Political Power: This civic engagement workshop will convene millennial elected public officials and political strategists on building an agenda to prepare young people to run for office .
    • Moderator: Quentin James, Jewell Jones, and Charles Belk
  • Advisor Workshop: Advisor Roundtable
    • Moderator: Sannye Jones, FL State Conference Youth and College Advisor
Baltimore Convention Center

 
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Workshops

  • NAACP 202: This workshop will focus on strategies to increase membership through best practices for recruitment and retention.
    • Bethany Criss-June, Membership Director, NAACP
  • School to Prison Pipeline: This education workshop will train youth and college members to advocate for education and criminal justice reform in their community.
    • Anre' Washington, JUST Georgia
  • Advisor Workshop: Advisor Roundtable
    • Moderator: Ericka Cain, TX State Conference Youth and College Advisor
Baltimore Convention Center

 
6:30 p.m.

Juanita Jackson Mitchell Freedom Fund Dinner

  • Speaker:

Baltimore Convention Center

 
9:00 p.m.

Youth and College Concert/After Party
Baltimore Convention Center

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

9:00 a.m.

Youth and College Day of Service
Baltimore Convention Center

 
11:00 a.m.

Departure

 

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39th NAACP ACT•SO Competition

The NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics 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.

The NAACP Experience

The 48th Annual Commerce and Industry Show is now called the NAACP Experience. The NAACP Experience is where corporate, government, minority and non-profit exhibitors display their products and services, is one of the highlights of the Annual Convention. It will begin on Saturday, July 22 and close on Tuesday, July 25. Over 5,000 visitors are expected at this year's Show and Job Fair during the 2017 Convention in Baltimore. The NAACP Experience provides the greatest opportunity for sponsors, partners, companies, civic organizations, and vendors to access both the NAACP membership and the local community during our convention. Admission is free and open to the general public. For more information, you may contact Annalise Setorie, Manager, Meeting Planner & Exhibits, at (410) 580-5112.

Continuing Legal Education Seminar

NAACP

The 33rd Annual Continuing Legal Education Seminar, which will take place during the 108th NAACP Convention on July 23-24, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. For any questions regarding registration, please contact Tia Lawson at tlawson@naacpnet.org. The Clarence Mitchell Memorial Luncheon will be held July 24, 2017.

The Spingarn Medal

NAACP

THE SPINGARN MEDAL was instituted in 1914 by the late J.E. Spingarn (then Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), who gave annually until his death in 1939, a gold medal to be awarded for the highest or noblest achievement by an American Negro during the preceding year or years. A fund sufficient to continue the award was set up by J.E. Spingarn's to perpetuate the lifelong interest of his brother, Arthur B. Spingarn, and himself in the achievement of the American Negro.

The purpose of the medal is twofold – first, to call attention of the American people to the existence of distinguished merit and achievement among Americans of African descent; and secondly – to serve as a reward for such achievement and as a stimulus to the ambition of youth of African descent.

 

Complete List of Medalist

2017 Convention Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Convention Sponsors:

jp morgan pepsico wells fargo ups

Silver Convention Sponsors:

walmart nissan ford att

Major Convention Sponsors:

b of a fedex key bank walgreens
chevrolet BBVA coca cola toyota
shorts hyundai chevron walton family foundation

Partners:

aarp lilly history channel marriott
CBOCS MC mdot pfizer
phrma bmw GS mcdonalds
tmobile google

Patrons:

BEOEJ mano swartz enterprise hershey

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Contact Info

NAACP Events Department
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
P: (410) 580-5780

The Events Team

Eris T. Sims

Senior Director, Events Planning

410-580-5782

Gina Lawrence

Event Manager

410-580-5756

Annalise Setorie

Manager, Meeting Planner & Exhibits

410-580-5112