By: Lidia Evita, Staff Writer for World Liberty TV
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.
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
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.
Hundreds of People attended the Conference over the Four Day period. Keepers of the Dream Gala , was hosted by Rev Al Sharpton, Founder and President of National Action Network.
The Following were honored: Yolanda Adams, award winning Gospel Artist, Brian Flores Sr., Defensive Assistant and Linebackers Coach Pittsburgh Steelers, Camilla Joseph –Goldman , group Vice president , government affairs ,Charter Communications , and board member, National Board of Directors, National Action Network, Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director , equal justice initiative and Ambassador Linda Thomas –Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations.
Women’s Empowerment and Networking event included the following woman honoree’s: Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Secretary of State, Cynthia Finch, President and Founder of New Direction Helathcare Soultions, Jennifer Jones-Austin ,CEOof the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, and Vice-Chair , National Action Network and Ebonie Riley, Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategic partnerships.
Reverend Dr.WilliamA. Jones Ministers Luncheon, honored the following: Rev.A.R.Bernard, pastor, Christian Cultural Center , Brooklyn New York., Rev.Elaine Flake,Pastor ,Greater Allen AME Church, Queens New York., Bishop Reginald Jackson, presiding Prelate,6th Episcopal District AME Church and Bishop Rudolph McKissick,Senior Pastor , The Bethel Church, Jacksonville,Florida and board member , National Action Network .
It was a great Convention, with hundreds of people in attendance, great topics discussed from Justice, Bail reform, Police brutality, Racism and many more just to name a few.