Media Advisory

MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor of Puerto Rico to Address NAACP at 109th Annual Convention  

July 17, 2018


Dominic Hawkins / / (516) 633-9705 

Vanessa Mbonu / / (443) 900-1412  


Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to speak to thousands of social justice & civil rights activists, artists, volunteers, NAACP members and other Convention Attendees in San Antonio, Texas    

SAN ANTONIO (July 17, 2018) – The NAACP, the country’s oldest and largest national civil rights organization, announces that Governor Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico will attend the organization’s 109th Annual Convention and deliver remarks to NAACP Convention delegates in San Antonio, Texas. 

Led by NAACP President Derrick Johnson, the Convention will also include continuing legal education seminars, federal legislative and public policy workshops, youth workshops, civic engagement workshops, a Hip Hop summit, Diversity Career Fair, plenary sessions, the signature NAACP Experience, and more from July 14 to 18, 2018. Governor Rosselló is expected to address NAACP delegates on Tuesday, July 17. 

WHAT: Governor Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico at 109th Annual NAACP Convention  


WHEN: Tuesday, July 17th at 9:30 a.m. CDT 


WHERE: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (HBGCC)
900 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

A full agenda and speaker list are available hereMembers of the media are encouraged to register in advance here.  

More about the NAACP’s 109th Annual Convention  

Other highlights include the 40th anniversary of NAACP ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technical and Scientific Olympics) final competition and awards, a health pavilion, retail expo, veterans’ luncheon and a diversity career fair. More information about the 2018 NAACP National Convention, including a detailed schedule of events may be found by visiting Media interested in covering the event should apply for credentials here. 

As we tackle the difficult issues facing our nation, the theme, Defeat Hate – Vote was chosen to convey that the only way we can overcome recent instances of implicit bias, racial prejudice and intolerance is to use our vote as our voice this November, and elect officials that will uphold the dignity of our democracy. 

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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. Learn more about the NAACP by visiting