Press Release

Hundreds of Volunteers Join NAACP in Prepping for National Convention 

June 6, 2018

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 SAN ANTONIO, TX (June 5, 2018)—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization will bring together hundreds of volunteers for a rally and training in preparation for its 109th Annual Convention in San Antonio, July 14-18. 

 The NAACP will mobilize hundreds of volunteers for training exercises in preparation for its 109th annual convention. The nation’s premier civil rights organization expects between 8-10,000 visitors for its national convention in San Antonio. Over five days, the NAACP will hold hundreds of events at the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center within site of the River Walk, ranging from policy discussions on the latest political issues, a hip-hop summit including many of today’s top stars and an exciting interactive career fair, the NAACP ACT SO (Academic, Cultural, Technical and Scientific Olympics) final competition and awards and numerous workshops on education and health issues. 

“We expect thousands of our members from our over 2200 branches around the nation to travel to the ‘Alamo City,’ for an unforgettable experience,” said NAACP Convention Chair Michael T. Turner. “Whether you are interested in robust discussions on hot-button issues impacting our community or attending our hip-hop summit, where some of today’s leading personalities will give their insight on issues impacting our community; there’s something for everyone.” 

Last year’s convention was held in Baltimore, MD and drew over 8,000 visitors and included over 150 workshops. Among those in attendance were such notables as former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Rev. William Barber, actor-activist Danny Glover, Senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders, author and TV show host Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, scholar Michael Eric Dyson and many others. 

WHAT: NAACP 109th Convention Rally and Training 

WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2018 

WHERE: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 600 E Market St, San Antonio, TX:  Republic A, B, C 

WHO: NAACP National Officers, members, local leaders, volunteer 

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