A. Philip Randolph Institute Holds 50th Anniversary Conference

A. Philip Randolph
A. Philip Randolph

The Savannah Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute will hold its 2015 conference in Savannah, August 12-16th, 2015. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the A. Philip Randolph Institute which was founded in 1965 by civil rights leaders, A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. The conference will take place at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott.

On Wednesday evening, 6:30pm to 8:00pm a Town Hall Meeting will be held with Clayola Brown, chairperson. An introduction of Youth Leaders will take place and Keynote Speaker will be Marilyn Mosby, State’s Attorney, Baltimore City, MD. The APRI youth members will participate in workshops and activities that cultivate powerful civil leaders and social activists. Their knowledge will be reinforced in social, political and economic climates of America. These youth will be allowed network opportunities with fellow students, activists and labor movement leaders.

A welcoming ceremony will be held on Thursday, 8:30am to 11:45am. The Story In Politics & Race and Making Obamacare Matter To Us will be the topics on the agenda. On Friday morning, 8:30am to 11:45am a Plenary Session will be held with greetings from Rev. Dr. Clarence T. Willams. Mark Dimondstein,

Chris Shelton, Noel Beasley, Lester Jackson, Al Williams will present. The topic will be the Historical Perspective on APRI. Sister Speak 2015, with Melanie Campbell, Jenaye Ingram and the March 2 Justice are also on the agenda.

Delegates from around the country will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of APRI with a gala banquet on Saturday from 6-11:30pm at the Marriott Riverfront Ballroom, the theme of the Gala is “Decking the Night in Black & White”

For more information contact Chester Dunham, President Savannah Chapter, at (912) 507-9940, or atAPRI. Savannah@gmail.com

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