NAACP President to Discuss Beyond Charlottesville: The Policies Undergirding Trumps White Supremacist Agenda, at National Press Club Event

Image result for NAACP President to Discuss Beyond Charlottesville: The Policies Undergirding Trump's White Supremacist Agenda, at National Press Club EventNAACP Interim President & CEO, Derrick Johnson, will discuss “Beyond Charlottesville: The Policies Undergirding Trump’s White Supremacist Agenda,” at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

In the wake of the tragic and divisive events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and the far-right protested the taking down of a Confederate statue, the NAACP’s interim President will discuss the pressing policy issues that represent the sinister underpinnings of President Trump’s policy objectives. The NAACP believes these policies if left unchecked, could do irreparable damage to civil rights and our democracy.

“The President’s failure to forcefully stand against racism and white supremacy represents the nadir of modern American politics,” said NAACP Interim President & CEO Derrick Johnson. “Yet even more frightening are the ways in which his administration has embraced policies designed to reinforce the privileges associated with white supremacy through imposing racist immigration policies; strategically eliminating and weakening civil rights enforcement and the protections against police brutality, all the while supporting partisan-led strategies to suppress the votes of communities of color,” added Johnson.

The Event will take place on August 29, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

The National Press Club: Holeman Lounge

529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

For questions or tickets, please email reservations@press.org or call (202) 662–7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. For more information on this event contact Lindsay Underwood (202) 662-7561, lunderwood@press.org

NPC Members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to VIPreception@press.org 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the Luncheon to attend the VIP reception.

To submit a question in advance, put NAACP in the subject line and email to president@press.org before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

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