By Alice Thomas-Tisdale
JA Publisher Emerita
Hundreds of Mississippi State Conference NAACP members will converge on Jackson next week for their 78th Annual State Convention and Policy Institute. This year’s theme is “Thriving Together” to focus on policy solutions to housing and economic justice, education, and health. All events will be held at the Jackson Hilton on County Line Rd.
A full slate of networking activities get underway Nov. 2 at noon, ending with a mass meeting at 6 p.m. A general session and workshops will pick up on Nov. 3, along with power sessions for the Youth and College Division. Faith Fennidy, CROWN Act advocate, is slated to speak to youth conferees at their luncheon Nov. 4. The NAACP signature event, the Freedom Fund & Awards Banquet, will be held later that day at 7:00 p.m.
“This event serves as a beacon of unity and a platform to acknowledge individuals who have significantly contributed to our community,” stated Dr. Robert James, president of the State NAACP.
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Lori Martin, Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Louisiana State University.
“Dr. Martin’s insights and wisdom are sure to inspire and motivate all in attendance,” commented Nsombi Lambright, president of the host NAACP branch.
Award winning radio personality Verbia “Lady V” Harden of WKXI will serve as Mistress of Ceremony.
For more information and to register, visit naacpms.org/convention.