Live Webcast of NAACP Centennial Convention Available

By Jorge Rivas Jul 13, 2009

An estimated 5,000 members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are meeting in New York for their yearly convention. The NAACP Convention will set the stage for its programs and legislative agenda for the next year. The organization will also present new initiatives on criminal justice and law enforcement which will use "cutting-edge technology and engage all of the NAACP State Conferences and Branches." Our very own Rinku Sen will be part of plenary today on youth activism around world. You can watch all the plenaries via a live webcast online. Rinku will be part of the youth night plenary from 6:00-8:00pm EST. Lastly, check out this Washington Post article reflecting on the role of the NAACP, as the civil rights organization observes its 100th anniversary at its convention. NAACP president Benjamin Jealous remarks on the organization’s move towards more deeply representing all communities of color:

“We are a very black organization, but we are not a black organization. There is a difference. It’s the difference between being able to play the black position on the field and being able to play any position. We are from our origin a multiracial, multiethnic human rights organization.”

Rinku Sen is featured in the story also, commending the NAACP for furthering broadening its mandate. Read the full story available at the