Washington, DC - On Monday, March 21, the NAACP will hold a 'Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson' watch party to celebrate and support the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Since 1789, of the 115 people who have served on the Supreme Court, only three of them have been people of color – and only five have been women. Having a Black woman on the Supreme Court bench is vital and long overdue. Join the NAACP in celebrating, supporting, and preparing for a more inclusive Court, and hear from leaders and public figures on the significance of this moment.
Thisvirtual event will feature powerful influencers and public figures as well as viewers from all 50 states. Attendees will be able to hear from scholars, leaders, and organizers throughout NAACP's community as they share the joy and significance of this nomination together.
Featured guests will include:
- NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson
- Star Jones, Attorney, Author, Host
- Janette Wallace, NAACP General Counsel
- Rev. Leah Daughtry, Political Strategist
- Donna Brazile, Political Strategist, Analyst
- Sarah Glover, Journalist
- Stephanie Young, Executive Director, When We All Vote
- Nicole Austin-Hillery, President and CEO, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
This event is open to press.
Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and
most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation's first civil and human rights law organization and shares our commitment to equal rights.