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Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute (CRATI)

The Medgar Evers Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute (CRATI) is an annual leadership training conference designed to empower volunteer youth and adult leaders to become more adept in carrying out the civil rights advocacy responsibilities of NAACP units.

What to Expect

The Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute will enhance advocacy by NAACP Units by

  • Getting back to basics and covering political advocacy; community organizing; coalition building; program development; use of the media; organizing educational forums and protest demonstrations; and effective use of NAACP's advocacy networks. 
  • Highlighting a Civic Engagement/Campaign area and creating an effective "ground strategy" to address the upcoming election season. 
  • Strengthen the infrastructure of the units by providing training in the following area; Executive Leadership, Advocacy, Legal Redress, and Volunteer Management. 

Tentative Dates:

  • New Orleans: Mar 24-26
  • San Francisco – Mar 31-April 2
  • Louisville – April 14-16
  • Baltimore – April 21-23