The Convention, which is annually held in the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which featured leaders in civil rights, government, tech, education, clergy, and entertainment from April 26-29 in New York City.
National Action Network (NAN), founded by civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, will convene its annual national convention from April 26-29 at the Sheraton Times Square (811 7th Avenue @ 52nd Street). The convention is free and open to the public but registration is required and isolated events are ticketed.
NAN’s convention was held in President Donald Trump’s home town, featuring high profile plenary sessions and panel discussions around crucial issues, such as voting rights, criminal justice reform, immigration, health care, education, corporate responsibility, economic equity and more. Each day of the NAN convention there was a hackathon and technology competition, and each evening there were be revivals featuring leading national preachers.
Keepers of the Dream Awards, which was hosted by Actor Samuel L. Jackson and honored Harry Belafonte, Rev. Dr. William Barber, II, the pastor who organized Moral Mondays, Terry O’Neill the President of the National Organization of Women (NOW), and other national leaders. The awards, given each year in April to mark the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, honor those who have continued to advocate the principles for which Dr. King gave his life. Former President Barack Obama delivered the keynote remarks at the Keepers of the Dream Awards in 2011.
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