Leslie Redmond

Minneapolis NAACP President  Leslie Redmond

The NAACP will host its final national “tele townhall” of the year, #LivingWhileBlack, tomorrow (Dec. 20) at 7 p.m.

The townhall, which will feature Minneapolis NAACP President Leslie Redmond as a panelist, is an opportunity to have a candid conversation about what we learned from this year’s elections, the shifting political climate, and the work to be done in 2019. Panelists will also speak on NAACP's #LogOutFacebook protest, as racial tensions, which it says lead to the many #LivingWhileBlack moments, were largely inflamed through social media.

In addition to Redmond, panelists include Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the national NAACP, Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League and Adora Obi Nweze, president of the NAACP Florida State Conference.  

“From organizing historic turnout for voters of color to fighting back against problematic judicial nominations, we made incredible progress on the road to turning America into a country that is equal and just for all of its people,” said Johnson. “However, there is still much work ahead for us, and resistance remains high, we must use our collective power and voices to express our concerns and ensure our future stake in this country.”

Interested participants and media can RSVP for the event at www.naacp.org/townhall-rsvp.  

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