NAACP Forward Detroit is the First Stop on National NAACP’s Seven City Tour
DETROIT — National NAACP will kick off its seven city listening tour, NAACP Forward, in Detroit on Thursday, August 24 at 6 pm at Greater New Mt. Moriah located at 586 Owen. NAACP Forward is a part of the organization’s strategic plan for the future, enhancing its mission, vision, and fight for civil rights amidst a swirling climate of political hostility, voter suppression, income inequality, mass incarceration, police brutality and anti-immigrant sentiment. The national listening tour is free and open to the public.
“The nation’s oldest civil rights organization is needed now more than ever,” says Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP. “We are pleased that national NAACP choose Detroit as the first city on this very important listening tour as we prepare for the NAACP’s next phase.”
During the NAACP’s 108th Convention, key listening sessions were held with Convention delegates to allow them to express and share their thoughts to help lay the groundwork for the organization’s strategic action plan. Following Detroit, San Antonio, Texas will be the next stop in September.
“Our impetus for today’s NAACP is to effectively reach our dedicated staff and members, community organizers, activists, faith and business leaders, social justice advocates and others, to address the issues and challenges that face African Americans, and our communities,” said Leon W. Russell, chairman of the NAACP national Board of Directors.
The listening tour will serve as the Detroit Branch NAACP’s August General Membership meeting.