Greetings

I am very pleased to welcome each and every one of you to Orange Beach, Alabama, on behalf of the Baldwin County NAACP Branch. We are humbled and honored to be hosting the Alabama State Conference 66th Annual Convention 2018. You are in the fastest growing county in Alabama.

Please enjoy the hospitality that Coastal Alabama has to offer with its many recreational activities. That is, if time allows it while you are here, if not come back and do so. May this event make a memorable occasion and give you some really good information to take home and share with your communities.

When this 66th Annual Convention comes to an end, may you all have a safe journey home - that is my prayer. Thank you to all that made this event possible and God Bless.

Yours in the Struggle, Baldwin County President, Alec D. Barnett, Jr.

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Event Schedule

Thursday, 4th October

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Press Conference

Communications

Convention Kickoff Press Conference

12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Registration

Ann Jones

Registration Area

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Executive Session

Benard Simelton and Barnett

Executive Session with Host Branch.

05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Getting out the Vote

Benard Simelton

This activity will include our annual partnering with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ) in which we discuss how Black and Brown communities can work together on Civic Engagement and Immigration activities.

07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Meet and Greet

Benard Simelton

Friday, 5th October

07:30 AM - 08:45 AM

Labor Breakfast

Kris Lundberg, UAW

Labor Breakfast.

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Registration

Ann Jones

Registration Area.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Plenary Session

Ronald Ali

10:05 AM - 11:25 AM

WS 1 Economics Round Table

Richard Busby, Wells Fargo

This will be our Economic Round Table conducted by Wells Fargo. The purpose of the Economic Round Table is to introduce new Branch Economic Chairs and Branch Leadership to Wells Fargo Richard Busby, head of the Southern States Economic Development Partnership with the NAACP. We will also discuss the services and Wells Fargo commitment to the African American community and small businesses.

11:35 AM - 01:00 PM

WIN Luncheon

As most of you know, WIN is one of the Standing Committees in the NAACP which focuses on care and concerns of women and children. This workshop will be a discussion on how to build a strong WIN program for the State Conference as well as strong WIN Committees at the branch level. The presenter will provide recommendations on how to create effective WIN units and how units can use WIN to grow their membership.

01:15 PM - 02:30 PM

WS 2 Health

Dr. Michael Townsend

: The Health Workshop will include a discussion on Diabetes prevention and care for those that are diabetic.

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Time and Place Committee

Speaker

Time and Place Committee.

02:35 PM - 03:50 PM

WS 3 Legal

Speaker

This workshop will focus on Civic Engagement Activities with a special focus on GOTV efforts. It will also provide specific guidance on how units can establish effective Legal Redress Committees.

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Resolution Committee

Speaker

Resolution Committee.

02:35 PM - 03:35 PM

President's Forum - Let's Talk About it

Rev. Kenneth Dukes

Let's Talk About it.

03:55 PM - 04:55 PM

Political Action

Michael Gregory, SOS Office

This workshop will discuss how individuals are selected for jury duty. We will have experts from the Administrative Office of Courts that will answer all of your questions on why is it that we often end up with an all white jury when an African American is on trial.

05:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WS 5 Labor

Kris Lundberg

Labor and the NAACP have been partners for the equality and justice for many years and have fought on the same team. Recently there has been an attack on labor to reduce their strength by now requiring members to be paying members of the union, but that unions must represent them in disputes.

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Credentials Committee

Credentials Committee

Credentials Committee.

06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Mass Meeting

Rev. Fred Cornish

The mass meeting as in the past will be an opportunity for the community to attend an NAACP event without having to come to the convention site. We will have a wonderful message as well as provide an opportunity to engage with convention delegates.

08:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Delegate Reception

Delegate Reception.

Saturday, 6th October

07:30 AM - 08:45 AM

Religious Affairs Breakfast

Rev. Charles Jackson

Topic details.

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Resgistration

Ann Jones

Registration Area.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Second Plenary Session

Wil Woodruff, 2nd Vice President

Second Plenary Session.

10:05 AM - 11:15 AM

WS 6

WS 6

WS 6.

10:05 AM - 11:15 AM

Oratorical Contest

Della M. Bryant, ASC Education Chair

Each year the NAACP under the leadership of Mrs. Della Bryant host an oratorical contest. The contestant will give a 5 minute speech on HOW CAN WE AS YOUTH STOP EXCESSIVE GUN VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES. Winners in each age group will receive a cash award.

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

One On One with EEOC

Eddi Abdulhaqq, EEOC Investigator

One On One with EEOC.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

AYCD Luncheon

Dominique Penny, Region 5 Youth Board

Luncheon Details.

12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Joint Event "Chasing the Dragon"

Foley Police Department

The Foley Police Department will present a film on the Opioid Epidemic that is targeting much of America. After watching film we will be able to better identify those who are misusing opioids.

01:50 PM - 02:20 PM

Credentials Committee

Credentials Committee

Credentials Committee.

01:50 PM - 02:50 PM

Growing My Branch

WS 7

This workshop is specifically focused to help units increase their membership. The presenter will be able to answer questions about the current membership process at the National Office.

02:55 PM - 04:00 PM

WS 8 EEOC Workshop

WS 8

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will provide an opportunity for those who have filed claims to get an update. They will also provide an opportunity for anyone who wish to file a complaint. The second part of their effort will discuss role and responsibilities of the EEOC and how the NAACP and EEOC can work together to ensure our communities are not discriminate against when it comes to race, sex orientation or age discrimination.

04:05 PM - 04:55 PM

Chikesia Clemons Dramatization

Dramtization

Corporate Waffle House chooses inaction in the face of distinct, yet related confrontations in two Southwest Alabama locations. A dramatization & discussion about the recent Chikesia Clemons Saraland & [Carlos & Terri] Fairhope cases offers contrasts in how not to address racial justice concerns in one's business.

06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Freedom Awards Luau

Aramis Ayala

This will replace our traditional Banquet. It will have a Hawaiian theme, so get your grass skirts and other Hawaiian garments ready. For those who don’t know how to hula dance, don’t worry Ms. Gwen Bean and the Dancing Quartet will provide all the instructions you need. We will have Hawaiian food and leis for everyone, so dress accordingly. Also we will have grass skirts for those who really want to get into the spirit. We will present the awards and hear a fantastic speech from Florida State Atty Aramis Ayala.

Sunday, 7th October

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Executive Session

Speaker

Executive Session.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Church Service

Pastor

Southside Baptist Church, Michigan Foley.

11:00 AM

Hotel Check Out

Hotel Check Out.

Friday, 5th October

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Registration (Youth and Adults)

Ann Jones

Registration Area

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Delegate Reception

Youth and College

Delegate Reception.


Saturday, 6th October

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Religious Affairs Breakfast

Rev Charles Jackson

Pastor Macedonia Baptist.

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Youth and College Registration

Registration Area

Youth and College Registration.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Second Plenary Session

Wil Woodruff

Second Plenary Session.

10:05 AM - 11:15 AM

LEVELing Up Your Leadership

Wisdom Cole

LEVELing Up Your Leadership.

10:05 AM - 11:15 AM

Oratorical Contest

Della M. Bryant, ASC Education Chair

Each year the NAACP under the leadership of Mrs. Della Bryant host an oratorical contest. The contestant will give a 5 minute speech on HOW CAN WE AS YOUTH STOP EXCESSIVE GUN VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES. Winners in each age group will receive a cash award.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

AYCD Luncheon

Ms Dominique Penny

AYCD Luncheon.

12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Joint Event "Chasing the Dragon"

Foley Police Department

The Foley Police Department will present a film on the Opioid Epidemic that is targeting much of America. After watching film we will be able to better identify those who are misusing opioids.

01:50 PM - 02:20 PM

Credential Committee

Credential Committee

Credential Committee.

01:50 PM - 02:50 PM

STAY "LIT" and STAY "WOKE"

Speaker

How To Build Communities with Skillful Intention and Downstream Focus.

02:55 PM - 04:00 PM

Running an Efficient Unit

Jermaine Brown

Running an Efficient Unit.

05:00 PM - 05:20 PM

Chikesia Clemons Dramatization

Dramtization

Corporate Waffle House chooses inaction in the face of distinct, yet related confrontations in two Southwest Alabama locations. A dramatization & discussion about the recent Chikesia Clemons Saraland & [Carlos & Terri] Fairhope cases offers contrasts in how not to address racial justice concerns in one's business.

06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Youth and College Social

Youth and College

Youth and College Social.


Sunday, 7th October

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Executive Session

Speaker

Executive Session.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Church Service

Pastor

Southside Baptist Church, Michigan Foley.

11:00 AM

Hotel Check Out

Hotel Check Out.

Awesome Speakers

Listen, Learn, Get inspired.

Benard Simeltion

President, State Conference of the Alabama NAACP

Dr. Michael Townsend

Senior Quality Improvement Specialist

Wisdom Cole

National Organizing Manager, NAACP Youth and College

Aramis Ayala

State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida

Kris Lundberg

Political Coordinator, UAW Women’s Department

Michael Gregory

Project Manager, Administrative Office of Courts

Rev Charles A. Jackson

Pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church

Rev. Bennie Richardson

Reverend, The Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church

Nathan Wilson

Assistant Administrative Director of Courts

Tickets

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
  • Workshops

Youth Registration

$25/person

  • Convention Weekend
  • Workshops

Venue Information

28103 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Location

Caribe Resort is located in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach with great accommodations, award-winning restaurants, and amazing events.

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Transport

To get to the venu place, you can take one of the city bus lines, tube or railway service. All the services are comfortable to reach into the place.

The Hotel

The Convetion will take place at the Caribe Resort, 28103 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, Alabama.

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