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NAACP CEO to Deliver Speech at Union College on Jan. 24th


SCHENECTADY — NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson‍ to Deliver Speech‌ at Union’s Martin Luther King Jr. ⁤Celebration

Don’t miss out on NAACP President and ​CEO Derrick Johnson’s inspiring​ speech at Union ‍College’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The​ event has been‍ rescheduled ⁤to Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in⁢ College Park Hall.

Originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Nott Memorial, the speech was postponed due to inclement weather, but now you have the chance to hear Johnson’s powerful message on “How ‌Far We Have Come and Where We Need to Go.”

Johnson’s impact with the NAACP has been significant, including the launch of the Log Out Facebook Campaign, the⁢ Jamestown-to-Jamestown Partnership, and ⁣the We are Done Dying Campaign. These initiatives have brought‍ attention to critical​ issues affecting African-American communities and the nation as a whole.

Described as a “longstanding⁢ member ‍and leader of the NAACP,” Mr. Johnson has been instrumental in guiding the Association through a period ⁣of re-envisioning and⁤ reinvigoration, as stated‍ on the NAACP’s website.

Johnson’s ⁣expertise ⁣in civil rights issues has led to appearances on numerous national TV news stations, and ​he has also served as an annual⁣ guest lecturer on social movements at Harvard Law School, according to a Union news release.

The talk is sponsored by the ​Office of Intercultural Affairs, the chief diversity officers,⁤ and the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, ⁣making it a must-attend event for‍ anyone interested in social justice and equality.

Emily Stanton
Emily Stanton
Emily Stanton, a skillful journalist previously based in Boston, is adept at covering a diverse array of stories. Her thorough and engaging reporting style, honed with a Master's in Journalism from Boston University, focuses on community-relevant stories.
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