Families, students, professionals and residents of Detroit, MI and surrounding areas are invited to attend the NAACP Experience taking place Saturday, July 20 through Tuesday, July 23. Hosted at the COBO Center, hundreds of partners, companies, civic organizations, and vendors will display their products and services to the local community.
Attendees can come to the Experience to enjoy the Retail Expo, where small business owners from all over the country will showcase and sell their products. Ranging from beauty, skincare, and fashion retailers to fine art and high-end jewelry shops, many of the businesses onsite will be local and black-owned.
The Authors’ Pavilion will take place alongside the retail expo at the exhibit hall. The pavilion will host multiple panels moderated by acclaimed writers and celebrities. Readers will have the chance to buy books and get them signed by the author.
Experience-goers can take advantage of the free activities offered inside the Health Pavilion. Organizations will be onsite to provide HIV testing, blood pressure, and glucose screenings at no cost.
On Tuesday, July 23, a free Career Fair will be held from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Local professionals and students are encouraged to bring in their resumes and apply onsite to jobs in IT, Engineering, Science, Marketing, Sales, Law, Hospitality, Healthcare, Accounting, Finance, and more.
Job seekers can register and get more information at naacpconvention.org/naacp-experience
The continuing legal education (CLE) is a two-day program dedicated to training a cadre of attorneys to identify and challenge voter suppression efforts in communities of color during upcoming election cycles. Attendees will learn from leading attorneys and Civil Rights experts on issues impacting our communities. Earn 13.5 CLE credits/day in courses covering Voting Rights, Immigration Policy, Environmental Justice, Education, Policing Reform, Census and Family Court Law. Confirmed panelists include Congressman Bobby Scott, Leslie Proll (Equal Justice Society), Professor Peter Hammer (Director, Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights), and Sharon Dolente (Michigan ACLU).
Brian Banks (portrayed by Aldis Hodge), was an All-American high school football star committed to USC at the age of sixteen who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (portrayed by Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL. The film also stars Sherri Shepherd and Melanie Liburd.
|Prayer Breakfast - Sunday, July 21, 2019||$50|
|W.I.N. Empowerment Brunch - Sunday, July 21, 2019||$75|
|Clarence Mitchell Luncheon - Monday, July 22, 2019||$60|
|Health Luncheon - Monday, July 22, 2019||$50|
|Roy Wilkins Luncheon - Tuesday, July 23, 2019||$25|
|Membership Luncheon - Tuesday, July 23, 2019||$60|
|Juanita Jackson Youth Freedom Fund Dinner - Tuesday, July 23, 2019||$45|
|Labor Luncheon - Wednesday, July 24, 2019||$60|
|Spingarn Freedom Fund Awards Dinner - Wednesday, July 24, 2019||$150|