Old National Events Plaza Welcomes NAACP Region III Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute

The NAACP Region III Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute will meet at Old National Events Plaza April 12-13, 2019. More than two hundred participants and instructors will arrive today from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin for four days of Advocacy Training.

The NAACP Region III Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute is a Leadership and Training Session designed to help volunteers and youth leaders become more effective in carrying out the programmatic responsibilities of local NAACP branches, youth councils, and college chapters. Convention delegates participate in workshops designed to improve program development and implementation of programmatic concerns within the respective communities.

This will be the first time the NAACP Region III Civil Rights Advocacy Training will be held in Evansville. Old National Events Plaza has a long history of working with the local and state chapters of the NAACP, hosting the local NAACP Awards Banquet and the State Convention in previous years.


Founded in February 12, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.

The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The six NAACP game changers – economic sustainability, education, health, public safety and criminal justice, voting rights and political representation, and expanding youth and young adult engagement – address the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that are the focus of the NAACP’s work. To learn more, visit the website at www.naacp.org.

For a complete schedule of events, visit http://oldnationaleventsplaza.com/.

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