*DETROIT – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will kick off its historic listening tour, NAACP Forward: Today, Tomorrow & Always, today/tonight, August 24, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.
NAACP Forward is part of the organization’s strategic plan to enhance its vision and mission, and to renew its commitment to the fight for civil rights amid a swirling climate of political hostility, voter suppression, income inequality, mass incarceration, police brutality and anti-immigrant sentiment.
NAACP Forward will convene local membership, supporters and partners to offer their guidance on how the NAACP can retool itself to combat 21st century threats.
Along with these public meetings, NAACP Forward in Detroit will also include smaller discussions in the city to better understand the perspective of its membership, local community leaders, activists and others, continuing the series of critical discussions and action plans initiated at the NAACP’s 108th annual convention in Baltimore, Maryland, this past July.
The next stop in NAACP Forward is San Antonio, Texas, which will be in September 2017. NAACP leadership will visit several major cities across the country over the next few months. Logistical details for each tour stop will be released in the near future.
WHAT: NAACP Forward: Today, Tomorrow & Always, Detroit Stop
Panel Discussion followed by Audience Q&A
WHO: Derrick Johnson – interim President & CEO, NAACP
Leon Russell – Chairman, NAACP Board of Director
Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony – President, Detroit Branch NAACP
Moderated by Amber Payne – Managing Editor, NBCBLK
WHEN: Thursday, August 24, 2017
6:00 p.m. ET
Media availability with NAACP Leadership, following Panel discussion and Q&A
WHERE: Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church
586 Owen Street
Detroit, MI 48202