ILLINOIS STATE CONFERENCE EVENTS
Civil Rights Advocacy
April 27th – April 29th,2018
Looking forward to seeing you all in Springfield, Illinois.
“The Call” to establish the NAACP was issued after a race riot in Springfield in 1908.
Please view this brief video.
The Springfield NAACP Branch will be Hosting the Civil Rights Advocacy Training.
Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute (CRATI) trains officers and representatives of local units to do the work of the NAACP. The CRATI reaches out to empower our Civil Rights leaders with new information and skills to aid in our fight for justice and equality. The CRATI is designed for each Unit (Adult and Youth) to send participants that will train and lead others.
Participants will be able to:
Gain information related to advocacy campaigns in economic empowerment, education, justice, health and voter empowerment; learn New methods and techniques for designing impactful Civil Rights Campaigns; Connect with other Activists, Members, and State Conference Officers; and
hear from members of the National Board of Directors, and National Staff.
Registration is available at the link above. (Room block hotel reservations at the Crowne Plaza will open next week).
2018 NAACP REGIONAL MEDGAR EVERS CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCACY TRAINING INSTITUTE
2018 REGION III CRATI PROGRAM AGENDA
The Room Block at the Crowne Plaza Springfield for the Region 3 CRATI is now Open!
See below the link to reserve rooms for the Region 3 CRATI sat the Crowne Plaza Springfield.
Crowne Plaza Room Reservation Block Link
The Regional Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute is an annual leadership training conference designed to empower volunteer youth and adult leaders become more adept in carrying out the civil rights advocacy responsibilities of Midwest Region III NAACP units. Conference delegates participate in training workshops and clinics designated to improve program development to implementation toward programmatic areas of concern within the Region. The Regional Field Director is responsible for all aspects of planning the conference with the assistance of the Regional Planning Committee.
History of the Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute
In 1944, Ella Baker, Director of Branches NAACP, “initiated a series of regional leadership training conferences that brought branch leaders in adjoining states together with national staff members, including Thurgood Marshall and Leslie Perry, administrative director of the Washington Bureau, to share experiences and strategies and discuss the NAACP’s legal and legislative initiatives. “
Sullivan, Patricia. (2009). Lift Every Voice. New York: The New Press.
The Regional Leadership and Training Conferences developed from 1944 through 2002 when the National Board of Directors adopted Strategic Priorities and Goals. The Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute was implemented to enhance advocacy by NAACP Units:
Advocacy Training Programs
Goal 2.1: Expand and enhance the Association’s advocacy training programs.
Goal 2.2: Create a Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute to enhance NAACP advocacy training.
National Board of Directors, NAACP (April 21, 2001). Proposed Strategic Priorities and Goals, 2002-2006. Baltimore, MD: NAACP.
This year, the Region III Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute (CRATI) will focus on the “Game Changer” Advocacy Strategies:
Long Term Goals: Five Game Changers
SPRINGFIELD NAACP BRANCH EVENTS
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Note: General NAACP Membership meetings are held on the First Tuesday of the Month, with the exception of July and August, at the Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1601 East Laurel, at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.. (Membership not required to Attend)