National Press Club

NPC Headliners Luncheon with New NAACP President Derrick Johnson

NPC Headliners Luncheon with New NAACP President Derrick Johnson

August 29, 2017 12:30 PM

Location: Holeman Lounge

Livestream will begin Aug. 29 at 1:00pm EDT.

NAACP Interim President & CEO Derrick JohnsonNew NAACP President Derrick Johnson will address the future of the NAACP at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Johnson, a longstanding leader of the NAACP, assumed the interim presidency in July and is tasked with leading the organization through a period of "re-envisioning and reinvigoration," the organization said in its announcement of Johnson's new post.

The NAACP recently drew national attention when it issued a travel advisory for Missouri, calling for African American travelers to "exercise extreme caution when traveling through the state given the series of questionable, race-based incidents occuring statewide."

Johnson, a Mississippi native, is a veteran activist who has served as state president of the NAACP Mississippi State Conference. After Hurricane Katrina, Johnson founded One Voice Inc. to promote civic engagement among African Americans.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Press Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.

For questions, please email or call (202) 662–7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

NPC Members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the Luncheon to attend the VIP reception.

To submit a question in advance, put NAACP in the subject line and email to before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Lindsay Underwood
(202) 662-7561

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