The NAACP Florida State Conference will hold its annual state convention next month
ORLANDO, FL— The NAACP Florida State Conference will hold its 73rd Annual State Convention on Sept. 8 through Sept. 10, 2016 in Orlando Fla. This year’s theme is “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count”. This year’s convention will feature a historic criminal justice symposium on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 that includes guests from the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, FDLE, state prosecutors, public defenders, and activists from the Dream Defenders and Black Lives Matter Movement.
“I am excited to announce the details of this year’s historic convention,” says Adora Obi Nweze, president of the NAACP Florida State Conference and member of the National Board of Directors. “We have secured top notch speakers from around the country and will have a dynamic speaker for our Freedom Fund Gala closing out the convention.”
This year’s state convention will host a statewide candidate’s forum featuring candidates from around the state of Florida on Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 10, nationally renowned speaker, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (11th District, Ohio) will be the keynote speaker for the Freedom Fund Gala. Congresswoman Fudge was the first African American and the first female mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio and a Past National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The convention will also feature training sessions focused on the NAACP Game Changers: economic sustainability, education, health, public safety/criminal justice, voting rights/political representation and expanding youth/young adult engagement. Other state convention presenters include Vanita Gupta, U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, Hershel Lyons, Chancellor of the Florida Division of Public Schools and several national NAACP officials.
For more information on the NAACP Florida State Conference State Convention, to become a member or for event tickets, please visit www.FLNAACP.com or email info@FLNAACP.com