NAACP NJ Conference Readies for Virtual Convention Sept. 18-19


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MOUNT LAUREL — The NAACP New Jersey State Conference will hold its annual convention virtually on Sept. 18-19, featuring keynote speakers, awards, winners from the local ACT-SO competition and more.

Below is a list of events, workshops and sessions:

Saturday, Sept. 18

  • Opening Plenary Session, 8:30 a.m.
  • President’s Address, The States of Civil Rights in New Jersey, Richard T. Smith
  • Criminal Justice presentation
  • Workshop — Housing
  • Workshop — Health
  • Workshop — Black Press
  • Keynote Speaker, N’Kechi Taifa, Esq, “A Case for Reparations”
  • New Jersey State Conference Awards Ceremony, including acknowledgement of ACT-SO winners
  • New Jersey State Conference Election of Officers

Sunday, Sept. 19

  • Interfaith Worship Service, 10 a.m.
  • Environmental and Climate Justice presentation
  • Generational Wealth presentation
  • Armed Forces presentation

“This storied civil rights organization is led by President Richard T. Smith, and is comprised of numerous units throughout the state with dedicated volunteers with a passion for working towards progress,” the state conference said on its website.

Crystal Charley-Sibley is the chair of the NAACP New Jersey State Conference Convention. Photo by Sanaa17 Productions.

“Our organization has made great strides in recent years, positively impacting many lives fighting alongside community partners influencing landmark legislation. We are grateful for every person and group that assists us in assisting others. The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but the fight for human rights continues because #WEAREDONEDYING.”

For more information on the upcoming state conference, email:, or call Marcus Sibley at (856) 437-0259 or Richelle Lee at (609) 478-3572. Crystal Charley-Sibley is the convention chair.

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