Student Forums on Social Security Launch in 24 Cities

With the ongoing national debate about changes to Social Security and the possible effect of these changes on communities nationwide, the NAACP strongly believes in the need for dialogue with African American students on the institution's future..

Through the support of the Ford Foundation, the NAACP Youth & College Division has created a nationwide Social Security Empowerment Initiative. Twenty-three cities across the country will host forums on February 5 and 12, 2011 aimed at increasing African American students' knowledge about Social Security and the proposed changes to how the system currently operates.

As one of the largest beneficiaries of social security survivor and disability benefits, it is vitally important for African American youth to be educated about Social Security. Students will learn the fundamentals of the system, and receive resourse lists for their continuing education.

Find a "Young, Black and Secure" event in your region:

 

Philadelphia, PA

Date: February 4, 2011 (Every Friday in February)

Location: John S. Bartram High School

6700 Elmwood Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19121-3228

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For more information, contact: Shannon Harris, scharris20@gmail.com ; Phillyyouthcouncil@gmail.com

 

Kansas City, MO

Date: February 5, 2011

Location: Kansas City Southeast Library

6242 Swope Parkway

Kansas City, Missouri 64130

Time: 1:00pm

For more information, contact: Steve Ricard, KCMONAACP@aol.com

 

Memphis, TN

Date: February 5, 2011

Location: Southwest Tennessee Community College

737 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38126

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

For more information, contact: Cameron Weathers, cweathers92@gmail.com

 

Columbia, SC

Date: February 5, 2011

Location: Northminster Presbyterian Church

6717 David St.

Columbia, SC 29223

For more information, contact: Virginia Peterkin, vpeterkin@sc.rr.com

 

Miami, FL

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: The Resource Room

19715 NW 37th Ave.

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

For more information, contact: Ebony Jackson, t_room@bellsouth.net

 

Cleveland, OH

Date: February 12, 2011

East Cleveland Library, Lower Auditorium

14101 Euclid Avenue

East Cleveland, Ohio 44112

Time: 12:00 Noon

For more information, contact: Jocelyn Travis, Jtravis@clevelandnaacp.org

 

Garland, TX

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011

Location: Gale Fields Recreation Center

1701 Dairy Road

Garland, Texas 75040

Time: 12 noon - 2:00pm

For more information, contact: Joyce Miller, jekmiller@msn.com

 

San Antonio, TX

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: Northeast Lakeview College

1201 Kitty Hawk

San Antonio, TX 78212

Time: 12 noon – 2:00 pm

For more information, contact: Regina Hornspree, rjwhespree@aol.com

 

Flushing, NY

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: St. John's University

Donovan Community Room

8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens, New York 11439

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

For more information, contact: Valerie Cohen, valerielittletoncohen@gmail.com

 

Spring Valley, NY

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: Luois Kurtz Civic Center

9 North Main Street

Hillcrest, NY 10977

Time: 12 noon – 2pm

For more information, contact: Karen Hunt, KBHunt123@aol.com

 

Washington, DC

Date: February 12, 2011

Towers at University Town Center

6515 Belcrest Road

Hyattsville, MD

Time: 10:00 am – 12 noon

For more information, contact: Denise Keels, naacp_dc_youth_advisor@yahoo.com

 

Los Angeles, CA

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: Zion Hill Baptist Church

7860 - 10th Avenue

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

For more information, contact: Merelean Wilson, VALTEXHAL@aol.com

 

Anderson, IN

February 12, 2011

Location: Anderson Geater Community Center

1611 Chase Street

Anderson, IN 46016

Time 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For more information, contact: Maureen Duncan, naacpinadvisor@yahoo.com

 

Little Rock, AR

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: LaQuinta Inns & Suites

517 South Broadway Street

Little Rock, AR 72201

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more information, contact: Diane Charles, cdiane2000@sbcglobal.net

 

Richmond, VA

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: Community High School

201 E. Brookland Park Blvd.

Richmond, VA

Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

For more information, contact: Ora Lomax,

804-321-9114

 

Louisville, KY

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: Louisville Branch NAACP Office

1245 Catalpa Court

Louisville, KY 40211

Time: 3:00pm

For more information, contact: Kellye Cunningham, kcunningham@humana.com

 

Dayton, OH

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: Macedonia Baptist Church

27 North Gettysburg Avenue

Dayton, OH 45402

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

For more information, contact: Carolyn Perkins, cperk319@aol.com

 

Islip, NY

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: Brentwood Public Library

34 2nd Ave.

Brentwood, NY 11717-4676

Time: 10 am - 12 noon

For more information, contact: Tracy Hudson, rthudsonpeaceout@aol.com

 

Howard County, MD

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: Ridgely's Run Community Center

8400 Mission Rd

Jessup, MD

Time: 10am

For more information, contact: Bessie Bordenave,

bbordena01@yahoo.com

 

Milwaukee, WI

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: Community High School

Juneau Campus Library , 3rd floor

6415 W. Mt. Vernon Avenue

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53218

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

For more information, contact: B. Windom, 414-256-8237

 

Des Moines, Iowa

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: Faith Baptist Church

3415 3rd Street

Des Moines, Iowa

Time: 1pm – 3pm

For more information, contact: Gretchen Woods, gretchenahw@peoplepc.com

 

Atlanta, GA

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: Dekalb Technical College

495 N. Indian Creek Dr.

Clarkston, GA 30021-2397

Time: 10am - 12noon

For more information, contact: Sharvon Green,

dekalbnaacpyc@yahoo.com


Wichita, KS

Date: February 12, 2011

Location: The Wichita NAACP Branch Offices

829 North Market St

Wichita KS, 67214

Time: 12 noon

For more information, contact: Kevin Myles, kevin@wichitanaacp.org