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NAACP Announces Youth Action Summit in Chicago

February, 2016

From Ferguson to Flint, people of color have been marginalized and systematically oppressed due to structural racism, inequity, and government neglect. This past year, black youth leaders have rekindled the flame of resistance in communities and campuses across the country to dismantle oppressive systems and restore the soul of America by creating a world for all people to thrive. The NAACP recognizes “courage will not skip this generation” ™ and the need to convene this gathering of young, black community, civic and faith leaders to develop a collective mission and to provide resources for a sustainable movement.

On March 4-5, 2016 in Chicago, IL, the NAACP Youth and College Division will convene a coalition of millennial leaders for the Courageous Together National Summit in an effort to develop a collective agenda to improve the lives of black and brown communities and propel the millennial revolution that will transform communities through radical activism, advocacy, and civic engagement in 2016. Guest Speakers will include NAACP National Chairman Roslyn M. Brock, NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks and Professor Martha Biondi, author of “The Black Revolution on Campus,” .

“We’ve arrived at a critical moment in our movement where millennial leaders have recognized our collective power to effectuate change. The time for negotiation has passed and now we must act courageously to save our communities” said Stephen A. Greenthe national director of the NAACP Youth and College Division.

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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. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.


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