Media Advisory

NAACP Leadership speaks on CBCF Annual Legislative Conference Environmental Justice & Voting Rights Panels

September 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (September 21, 2017) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the country’s original civil rights organization, announced that Derrick Johnson, interim president and CEO of NAACP; Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program; Alice Huffman, NAACP Board of Directors; and Marvin Owens, Senior Director of NAACP Economic Programs,  will speak today at braintrusts and panel discussions at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 47th Annual Legislative Conference.

The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference is the leading policy conference on issues from an African-American perspective. Thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens engage on economic development, civil and social justice, public health and education issues. More than 9,000 people attend 70 public policy forums and much more. The NAACP will host booth #411 in the Exhibit Hall.

The NAACP’s participation on CBCF Annual Legislative Conference panels and braintrusts, today Thursday, September 21, is below and on our website. All events are held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Keeping it Green: Shared Impacts of Environmental Justice: 10am-12pm

Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program (panelist)
Airbnb While Black: The Flip Side: 10am-12pm

Marvin Owens, Senior Director of NAACP Economic Programs (panelist)
The Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Memorial Voting Rights Braintrust: 2pm-4p

Derrick Johnson, NAACP interim president and CEO (panelist)

Education Braintrust: From Brown to Fisher: Increasing Racial Diversity to improve educational equity: 2pm-4pm

Alice Huffman, NAACP National Board of Directors (panelist)

Media wishing to cover these events should register here.  For interviews with NAACP leadership and experts, contact Dominic Hawkins,

Stay up to date on the NAACP’s involvement at CBCF’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference by visiting our website.