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Lady at NAACP Convention
Press Statement June 27, 2024

NAACP Announces Programming and Key Speakers for 115th National Convention in Vegas

Lady at NAACP Convention


June 27, 2024

Contact: Alicia Mercedes,

LAS VEGAS – The 115th NAACP National Convention (7/13-7/17) will focus on the theme of All In. Elected officials, activists, organizers, faith leaders, entertainers, change-makers, NAACP members and local residents will convene to celebrate the Black community's collective power. Through workshops, plenary sessions, and panel discussions, we will forge a path forward on the most pressing issues facing Black communities today, including voter suppression, student debt, DEI, cannabis-related convictions and reproductive rights. 

Major speakers at this year's Convention will include:

  • Rashida Jones, MSNBC President 
  • Arian Simone, CEO of the Fearless Fund
  • Symone Sanders-Townsend, Political commentator and MSNBC Co-Host
  • Dr. Richard Besser, CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Patina Miller, acclaimed singer and star of "Raising Kanaan"
  • Jemele Hill, Esteemed author and journalist
  • Van Lathan, Co-host of the Ringer's Higher Learning podcast
  • Leah McGowen Hare, Salesforce Executive 
  • Angel Rich, Founder of CreditRich
  • And more!

"Each year, NAACP members and friends unite at our National Convention, creating a space essential for our collective growth and advocacy," said NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson"This year,  we are All In on our ongoing fight for the preservation and advancement of democracy. We are excited to bring the energy and vibrance of the Black community to our thriving Las Vegas branch."

Additional events at this year's national convention include The Neighborhood, our epicenter of empowerment where NAACP programs, membership, and campaign activations take center stage, the annual Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) competition, the Cinematic Shorts Competition, and the Spingarn Freedom Fund Awards Dinner. For more information about the 115th NAACP National Convention, including a schedule of events and registration details, visit

Members of the press interested in attending and covering the NAACP National Convention in Las Vegas are encouraged to fill out this form.



The NAACP advocates, agitates, and litigates for the civil rights due to Black America. Our legacy is built on the foundation of grassroots activism by the biggest civil rights pioneers of the 20th century and is sustained by 21st century activists. From classrooms and courtrooms to city halls and Congress, our network of members across the country works to secure the social and political power that will end race-based discrimination. That work is rooted in racial equity, civic engagement, and supportive policies and institutions for all marginalized people. We are committed to a world without racism where Black people enjoy equitable opportunities in thriving communities.

NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF - was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but now operates as a completely separate entity.