TODAY: REV. AL SHARPTON TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT CONFERENCE OF NATIONAL BLACK CHURCH’S LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION AWARDS—
Dinner Comes on Second Night of Organization’s Annual Consultation in Orlando, to Focus on Mandate for Voter Participation
Orlando, FL (Wednesday, December 13, 2023) –– Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), will take part in the Conference of National Black Churches’ (CNBC) Annual Consultation in Orlando this evening. The civil rights leader will deliver the keynote address at the organization’s Leadership Recognition Dinner, which will be focused on the mandate for voter participation ahead of the 2024 General Election.
Rev. Sharpton has made several trips to Florida this year to protest the DeSantis Administration’s attempts to roll back civil rights for Black residents. In February, he led a protest against Governor DeSantis after his administration moved to ban the teaching of AP African American studies in Florida’s public high schools. Rev. Sharpton later delivered the eulogy for Angela Carr, one of three innocent bystanders murdered in the racially motivated mass shooting at the Dollar General in Jacksonville. And just this past November, Rev. Sharpton addressed Governor DeSantis’ failure as an effective and inclusive leader for Black Floridians during a sermon at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, just blocks from the state capitol.
CNBC, which is chaired by NAN Chairman Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, represents the four largest historically Black Christian denominations, encompassing over 80% of Black Christians and a total of 20 million Americans. The consultation is a rare opportunity for these leaders to come together to discuss health equity, civil rights and other pressing issues for Black Christians.
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN
Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of CNBC
Dennis V. Proctor, AME Zion Church (master of ceremonies)
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
7 PM – 9 PM
Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32819
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 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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