Key Focus: HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION, JOBS & GUN VIOLENCE

October 11-13th, 2013
Crown Plaza Syracuse Hotel, Syracuse, NY

EVENT: Syracuse, NY- The Hon. Hazel Dukes, President, officers and members of the NAACP New York State Conference and Officers of the NAACP are inviting all church officers, and community leaders, and NAACP members to join us when we convene the NAACP New York State Conference 77th Annual State Convention on Friday, October 11th – Sunday, October 13th at the Crown Plaza Syracuse Hotel, Syracuse, NY.

To register please call Thomie at 212-344-7474 x 112.

AT 12:00 noon On Friday October 11th opening day of the convention, and over the entire weekend, expected guest Include attending the NAACP 77th Convention will greet members and guest including the Hon. Stephanie A. Miner, Mayor, Syracuse; Hon. Samuel D. Roberts, Assembly Member, District 128-D; Preston Fagan, President, NAACP Syracuse; Reverend Phil W. Turner, Senior Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church; and; Honorable Linda R. Ervin Democratic Floor Leader Onondaga County, NY; Legislature; Hon. Van B. Robinson, President Syracuse Common Council and more.

During the three-day Convention, participants will join workshops that focuses, specifically, on the Affordable Health Care Act and how it affects the uninsured and the under insured. Participating in the discussion about health care are will include experts Dr. Jaime R. Torres, DPM, MS and Kelvin S. Sapp, MPH, NYS Department of Health. The education workshop will be led by Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr., Ed.D, Regent At- Large, Board of Regents, University State of New York and Sharon Contreras, Superintendent, Syracuse City School District. In addition there will be workshops on the Voting Rights Act, Gun Violence in the Community, and much more.

In addition, Gloria Benfield, Membership Chair, NAACP New York State Conference will invites all participants to take out a membership with the NAACP — one of the oldest African American civil rights organization that continues to fight for equality and justice for all; so join the NAACP at it’s the 77th Annual Convention.

WHEN: Friday, October 11th – Sunday, October 13h, 2013 – Beginning at Noon
WHERE: Crown Plaza Syracuse Hotel
701 E. Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Contact: Jameel Barfield, Barfield Public Relations, Inc.
(212) 736-0404– Barfieldmedia@gmail.com

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1909, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sector.