National Action Network 2013 Convention

National Action Network 2013 Convention
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April 3-6, 2013

From April 3-6, 2013, National Action Network (NAN) will host its annual national convention in New York City honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Forty-five years after Dr. King’s assassination and fifty-years after the March on Washington, the convention will bring together influential national leaders in civil rights, government, labor, the church, business, politics, media and activism, to assess where we are today. Some of the topics that will be addressed at the 2013 NAN national convention will include issues of civil rights, education, gun-violence, immigration, jobs, health-care, women’s rights and much more.

Detailed below you will find more information on the various events throughout the convention.

Panels & Break-out Sessions
Daily- April 3-6
Throughout each day a number of panels and break-out sessions take place. The topics include: gun violence, politics, immigration, corporate responsibility, media, healthcare, youth activism, the church, education, criminal justice, labor, sports & entertainment, NAN chapter leadership workshops, community empowerment and more.

Plenary Sessions
Daily – April 3-6
In addition to the panels, there are also a number of plenary sessions that feature United States Cabinet members and other prominent individuals. In past years NAN hosted: Vice President Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, White House Advisor David Axelrod and other members of the Obama Administration.

Measuring the Movement Leadership Forum
Saturday, April 6 – First Corinthian Baptist Church (1912 7th Avenue/Harlem, NY)
Measuring the Movement brings together leaders in the civil rights movement to discuss ways to effectively and definitively advance the civil rights agenda. It airs live nationally on TV One and as a special on MSNBC. For the past two years, participants pledged real action to effectively combat many issues facing urban communities. Each year NAN reconvenes to pinpoint exactly which promises were delivered and how to create tangible results. Participants include: the leadership of the National Action Network and the top civil rights leaders and activists. This year’s theme is: The Civil RightsMovement: 50 years after the March on Washington and 45 years after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., where are we today?

Community Resource Center
Daily – April 3-6
In support of NAN’s mission and its work to empower, in addition to a job fair, NAN’s Resource Center will be free to the public and house a plethora of resources from health screenings to education and social service materials. Overall, the NAN Resource Center will work to provide convention attendees with accurate information that can be used immediately to help better their lives.

*All sessions are free and open to the public*

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