Our nation is facing an extraordinary crisis in racial justice. Join us for a conversation with leading policymakers to discuss the bold and meaningful action to address systemic inequalities. The town hall will take place Wednesday, January 27 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT.
Callers can participate via interactive toll-free conference call that will stream LIVE on the NAACP’s website naacp.org. To join via phone, dial (866) 757-0756 and to join the conversation on social media by following @NAACP.
Moderated by correspondent and author, April Ryan, the town hall will include:
- Representative Karen Bass, California’s 37th Congressional District
- Representative Joyce Beatty, Chair, Congressional Black Caucus
- Secretary Marcia Fudge, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
- Derrick Johnson, President & CEO, NAACP
- Ambassador Susan Rice, Director, Domestic Policy Advisor
Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization and shares our commitment to equal rights.