NAACP Listening Tour Comes to Nashville

derrick-johnson-naacpNAACP Listening Tour Comes to Nashville

NAACP Forward Allows Nation’s Premier Civil Rights Organization to Hear Feedback from
Members and Supporters on Key Issues and Strategies for Fighting Back in the Trump Era
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP) will visit Nashville as part of its multi-city listening tour, NAACP Forward:
Today, Tomorrow & Always, on November 6, 2017.

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 antiimmigrant
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 Nashville 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 and over
the past several months.

Over the last few months, NAACP leadership have visited several other cities and towns across
the country including Detroit, Buffalo, Los Angeles. They will also visit Des Moines, San Antonio
and Washington D.C in the next few weeks.
For media interested in covering the NAACP’s listening tour stop in Nashville, please send
credentials to communications@naacpnet.org.
WHAT:
NAACP Forward: Today, Tomorrow & Always, Nashville
WHO:
Derrick Johnson – President & CEO, NAACP Leon W. Russell – Chairman, NAACP Board of
Director Gloria Sweet-Love – NAACP National Board member
Tennessee members, branch presidents and leadership from across the state
Tennessee Youth and College leaders
WHEN:
Monday, November 6, 2017 – 6 – 8 pm CT
WHERE:
Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church | 2334 Herman St, Nashville TN 37208

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