October 31st, 2017             Client News Media Advisory

NAACP Forward Allows Nation’s Premier Civil Rights Organization to Hear Feedback from Members, Leadership and Supporters on Strategies for Retooling in the Trump Era

NASHVILLE (October 31, 2017) –  The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will visit Nashville as part of its multi-city listening tour, NAACP Forward: Today, Tomorrow & Always, on Monday, November 6, 2017. NAACP National Chairman Leon Russell, President Derrick Johnson and TN State President Gloria Sweet-Love will attend this meeting.

NAACP Forward is part of the organization’s strategic plan to enhance its vision and mission, and to renew its commitment to the fight for civil rights amid a swirling climate of political hostility, voter suppression, income inequality, mass incarceration, police brutality and anti-immigrant sentiment. NAACP Forward will convene local membership, supporters and partners to offer their guidance on how the NAACP can retool itself to combat 21st century threats.

Along with these public meetings, NAACP Forward in Nashville will also include smaller discussions in the city to better understand the perspective of its membership, local community leaders, activists and others. Over the last few months, NAACP leadership have visited several other cities and towns across the country including Detroit, Buffalo, Los Angeles. They will also visit Des Moines, San Antonio and Washington D.C in the next few weeks.

For media interested in covering the NAACP’s listening tour stop in Nashville, please send credentials to

WHAT:     NAACP Forward: Today, Tomorrow & Always, Nashville
WHO:       Derrick Johnson – President & CEO, NAACP
Leon W. Russell – Chairman, NAACP Board of Director
Gloria Sweet-Love – NAACP National Board member
Tennessee members, branch presidents, youth and college leaders from across the state
WHEN:    Monday, November 6, 2017 – 6 – 8 pm CT

WHERE:   Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church
2334 Herman St, Nashville TN 37208

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