Greetings

It is a pleasure to welcome you to our 67th. Alabama State Conference NAACP Convention in the rocket city of Huntsville, AL! Home of the Davison Space & Rocket Center, it has been an honor to serve you as 2nd. Vice President the past twenty - two months and as Limestone County NAACP Unit 5039 President for over ten years. As we focus on our theme “When We Fight, WE WIN”, with the political. Educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination. In our hearts and mind!

We must stand together and firm as we face the next challenges for our beloved organization. We must stand up and be counted during the 2020 Census, we must show up and vote in large numbers in the primary election, We got to get out and vote in great numbers in the presidential election, We must do this because we are in a fight for all of the citizens of this country and world, because “When We Fight WE WIN”!

Fight On! Wilbert L. Woodruff

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Event Schedule

Thursday, 10th October

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Press Conference

Patricia Mokolo

Convention Kickoff Press Conference

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration

Ann Jones

Embassy Hotel

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Executive Session with Host Branch

Wilbert L. Woodruff / Benard Simelton

Embassy Hotel

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Building Strong Black and Brown Coalitions

Workshop WS1

WS1 Embassy Hotel

07:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Meet & Greet and Edward Jones Presentation

Benard Simelton

Friday, 11th October

07:30 AM

Labor Breakfast

Mitchell Smith, UAW Region 8 Director

Embassy Hotel

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

Ann Jones

Embassy Hotel

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Plenary Session

Ronald Ali, Presiding 1 Vice President

Embassy Hotel

10:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Economics Round Table

Richard Busby, Wells Fargo

WS2 Embassy Hotel

10:05 AM - 4:00 PM

NAACP Membership Portal & Sales Force Training

Membership

Embassy Hotel

11:35 AM - 1:00 PM

Women in NAACP Luncheon

Ms. Melanie Bridgeforth, Women’s Fund Greater Birmingham

Embassy Hotel

1:15 AM - 2:30 PM

Creating a Powerful Membership Program

WS3 Memebership

Embassy Hotel

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Time and Place Committee

Benard Simelton

Embassy Hotel

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM

WIN, Mission Impossible II, A Better Balance

Feroza Freeland

Embassy Hotel

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Resolution Committee

Resolution Committee

Embassy Hotel

2:35 PM - 4:00 PM

President / Secretary Forum (Building Strong Units)

Benard Simelton

Embassy Hotel

3:55 PM - 4:55 PM

Establishing a Strong Legal Redress Team

Attorney Asaka

Embassy Hotel

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Econ: Train the Trainer

Keisha Hendrix

Embassy Hotel

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Credentials Committee

Credentials Committee

Embassy Hotel

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Mass Meeting

Rev. Mitchell Walker, Pastor Church Street CPCA

228 Church St NW Huntsville, AL

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Delegate Reception & ACT-SO Film

Benard Simelton

Embassy Hotel

Saturday, 12th October

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Veterans Affairs Breakfast

Mr. W. Kent Davis, Commissioner, AL Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Embassy Hotel

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration

Ann Jones

Embassy Hotel

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Second Plenary Session

Wilbert L. Woodruff, 2nd Vice President

Embassy Hotel

10:05 AM - 3:00 PM

Elections

Benard Simelton

Embassy Hotel

10:05 AM - 11:15 AM

WS7 Health

Leisha McKinley-Beach

WS7 Embassy Hotel

10:05 AM - 11:15 AM

Oratorical Contest

Mrs. Della Bryant

Embassy Hotel

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet With EEOC

Eddi Abdulhaqq

Embassy Hotel

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

AYCD Luncheon

Rev. Keith Shoulders, Pastor, David Temple MB Church

Embassy Hotel

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Making Education Work in Alabama

Workshop WS8

WS8 Embassy Hotel

12:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Civic Engagement Planning for 2020 and Beyond

Terra Foster, State Political Action Chair

Embassy Hotel

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

Credential Committee Meeting

Credential Committee Meeting

Embassy Hotel

1:50 PM - 2:50 PM

Effective Communication (Internal/External)

Patrick Crabtree

WS9 Embassy Hotel

2:55 PM - 4:00 PM

NAACP and Labor Working Together

NAACP and Labor Working Together

WS10 Embassy Hotel

4:05 PM - 4:55 PM

Making EEOC Work For NAACP

Abdulhaqq / Rucker

WS11 Embassy Hotel

4:30 PM

Civic Engagement Press Conference

Patricia Mokolo

Embassy Hotel

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Freedom Awards Banquet

Rev Dr. William J. Barber III, Co-director Poor People Campaign

Embassy Hotel

Sunday, 13th October

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Executive Session

Benard Simelton

Embassy Hotel

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Church Service & Lunch

Church Service

Indian Creek PB Church, 380 Indian Creek Road, Huntsville

Friday, 11th October

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration (Youth & Adults)

Registration (Youth & Adults)

Embassy Hotel

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Mass Meeting

Rev. Mitchell Walker, Pastor Church Street CPCA

228 Church St NW Huntsville, AL

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Delegate Reception & ACT-SO Film

Benard Simelton

Embassy Hotel

Saturday, 12th October

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Veterans Affairs Breakfast

Mr. W. Kent Davis, Commissioner, AL Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Embassy Hotel

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Youth and College Registration

Youth and College Registration

Embassy Hotel

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Second Plenary Session

Wilbert L. Woodruff

Embassy Hotel

10:05 AM - 3:00 PM

Elections

Elections

Embassy Hotel

10:05 AM - 11:15 AM

YWS1

YWS1

Embassy Hotel

10:05 AM - 11:15 AM

Oratorical Contest

Mrs. Della Bryant

Embassy Hotel

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

AYCD Luncheon

Rev. Keith Shoulders, Pastor, David Temple MB Church

Embassy Hotel

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Training Session 1

Deanna Reed, Organizer and Radio Personality

Embassy Hotel

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

Credential Committee

Credential Committee

Embassy Hotel

1:50 PM - 2:50 PM

Training Session 2

John Paul Taylor, Voting Rights Field Director, SPLC

Embassy Hotel

2:55 PM - 4:00 PM

Training Session 3

Jason Barnes, Community Organizer

Embassy Hotel

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Training Session 4

Rylan Pendleton, President, AYCD

Embassy Hotel

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Freedom Awards Banquet

Rev Dr. William J. Barber III, Co-director Poor People Campaign

Embassy Hotel

Sunday, 13th October

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Executive Session

Benard Simelton

Embassy Hotel

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Church Service & Lunch

Church Service

Indian Creek PB Church, 380 Indian Creek Road, Huntsville

11:00 AM

Hotel Checkout

Embassy Hotel

Awesome Speakers

Listen, Learn, Get inspired.

Benard Simeltion

President, State Conference of the Alabama NAACP

Rev. Keith Shoulders II

Pastor David’s Temple MB Church

Rev. Dr. William Barber

Repairer of the Breach Poor People's Campaign

Mitchell Smith

Director, UAW Region 8

Rear Admiral W. Kent Davis

Commissioner, ADVA

Melanie R. Bridgeforth

President & CEO Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham

Tickets and Registration

Be a part of this great event. Click below to download your registration form, fill in and send to:
Convention Registration
Alabama State Conference of the NAACP
Post Office Box 866
ATHENS, Alabama 35612.

Unit Registration

$25/Unit

  • Convention Weekend
  • Hotel Reservations: $114/day
  • Hotel Parking: $10/day
  • Workers & Human Rights Breakfast: free
    Friday, Oct 11, 7:30 a.m-8:50 a.m.
  • WIN Luncheon: $35
    Friday, Oct 11, 11:35a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Veterans Affairs Breakfast: $32
    Saturday, Oct 12, 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
  • Youth Luncheon: $35
    Saturday, Oct 12, 11:35 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Freedom Awards Banquet: $55
    Saturday, Oct 12, 6:30 p.m.-10.00p.m.

Youth Registration

$25/person

  • Convention Weekend
  • Hotel Reservations: $114/day
  • Hotel Parking: $10/day
  • Workers & Human Rights Breakfast: free
    Friday, Oct 11, 7:30 a.m-8:50 a.m.
  • WIN Luncheon: $35
    Friday, Oct 11, 11:35a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Veterans Affairs Breakfast: $32
    Saturday, Oct 12, 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
  • Youth Luncheon: $35
    Saturday, Oct 12, 11:35 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Freedom Awards Banquet: $55
    Saturday, Oct 12, 6:30 p.m.-10.00p.m.

Venue Information

EMBASSY SUITE HOTEL, 800 Monroe Street, Huntsville, Alabama, 35801

Location

From the rich, historic architecture and neighborhoods to progressive industries in aerospace, defense and biotech to a culture that encourages innovation and inclusivity, the “Rocket City” has never failed to adapt to the present while maintaining a love for the past.

Official City Website

Transport

The bus system operates Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The City of Huntsville’s public transit system launched new routes and services as the result of a study of its operations. Improvements are being implemented, first phase started on July 1, 2019

Official City Website

The Hotel

The Embassy Suites Huntsville Hotel & Spa is connected via a Sky Bridge to the Von Braun Center, a multi-purpose arena, meeting and performance arts venue. Walk to the Huntsville Museum of Art or enjoy the scenery in Big Spring Park. Take a short drive to area businesses like Lockheed Martin.

Hotel Website