by Christian Morrow 

Just a reminder, the NAACP Region II conference will be held at the Westin Convention Center Hotel this weekend, with the welcoming VIP Reception April 25 at the Savoy Restaurant.

This year’s conference focuses on Civil Rights Advocacy Training and best practices in addressing racial disparities in:

•Branch administration and revitalization;

•Criminal justice;


•Environmental justice;


•Legal redress;

•Organized Labor, and

•Youth and College Division training.

The conference schedule for April 26 includes the Religious Affairs Breakfast followed by sessions on HIV and The Black church, and childhood obesity. Two luncheons follow, one on Organized Labor and the other on Youth and College.

The highlight is the Medgar Evers Dinner Gala and Award Ceremony that evening.

Events for Saturday, April 27 include the Women In NAACP Breakfast, the President’s Luncheon, NAACP Casino Royale, and the NAACP Region II Youth Townhall Meeting and Concert.

(For more information contact the NAACP Pittsburgh Branch at 412-471-1024.)

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