Ninth NAACP Leadership 500 Summit to Bring Together Civil Rights Leaders

National NAACP event to be held in Naples, FL, Memorial Day weekend

WHO: NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock; NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous; Truth in Reality founder Sil Lai Abrams; professional racer Nicole Lyons, former Delta Sigma Theta President Gwendolyn Boyd, others TBA

WHAT: NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock will host the ninth annual Leadership 500 Summit over Memorial Day Weekend at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Naples, FL. The summit is a venue for professionals and thought-leaders to engage with each other and with the NAACP. This year’s theme is, “Leadership is Not a Title, It is an Action!”

The summit is the brainchild of NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock, the youngest woman to hold that position.

“Leadership is not something you are given; it is something you earn and something you learn,” stated Brock. “The Leadership 500 Conference offers current and aspiring leaders the chance to connect with peers who share their passion for social justice. We will bring together politicians, teachers, entrepreneurs, athletes, and business leaders who all have one thing in common: a dedication to civil and human rights in their personal lives and in their careers.”

Participants will attend two and a half days of workshops, interactive panel discussions and general sessions. A Town Hall Meeting titled “Twenty First Century Black Women” will address issues affecting women of color, ranging from employment and gender equality to trafficking and indentured servitude. The Town Hall Meeting will be live streamed. Other workshops will cover criminal justice, health, media, entrepreneurship, and other issues.

WHERE:
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL 34103

WHEN:
May 23-26, 2013
For a full schedule, visit http://www.l500.org/thursday.html.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

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