2010 Region III Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute

More than 150 key Region III leaders trained in Schaumburg, IL to lead issue organizing campaigns at the 2010 Region III Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute. Campaign workshop topics included: "Stop the Funerals/Stop the Violence", the Climate Justice Initiative, Getting to Good Schools, Health, Smart and Safe, Religious Affairs and the basic principles of community organizing. Ben Jealous, President & CEO spoke at a mass meeting and updated participants on NAACP activities on: police accountability, re-entry, lawsuits on mortgage lending discrimination, the 2010 Census, college affordability and health care reform.