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Mar 15, 2022



Featured Participants Include Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC-6), The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge, 18th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, NYC Mayor Eric Adams, Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump, the Families of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Eric Garner and Many Others


NEW YORK, NY (March 14, 2022) — Today, civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton unveiled a list of preliminary participants for National Action Network’s annual convention, taking place at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel from April 6th – 9th. The largest of its kind in the country, the convention will welcome civil rights leaders and allies from around the nation for focused conversations and efforts on voting rights and on creating a balance of police reform and public safety, among other topics. The list of participants will be updated periodically.

The NAN convention will bring together influential national leaders from the civil rights movement, government, labor, religion, business, media, the Black church and the activist community to reflect on King’s legacy and impact while celebrating today’s civil rights leaders and examining the path forward.



Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder, National Action Network

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations

U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, (SC-6) 

The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge, 18th Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Honorable Donald M. Remy, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The Honorable Tammy Duckworth, U.S. Senate, Illinois

The Honorable Sean Maloney, U.S. House of Representatives, (NY-18)

The Honorable Mondaire Jones, U.S. House of Representatives, (NY-17)

Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump 

The families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner and others

Professor Michael Eric Dyson



Wednesday, April 6th – Saturday, April 9th, 2022 

** Panel and plenary schedule forthcoming in the near future **



Sheraton Times Square 

811 7th Avenue and 53rd Street

New York, NY 10019 



**Media interested in registering to cover the NAN Annual Convention should contact Rachel Noerdlinger ([email protected]) with any questions.** 


About National Action Network (NAN) 

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton & NAN Leadership, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender. 


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