The A. Philip Institute, has announced plans to expand its training and community participation before the 2018 mid-term elections. The Institute plans to kick off those efforts at its 48th annual National Education Conference in a few weeks from August 2nd to the 6th in Hollywood, Florida.
Hundreds of activists will participate.
Conference speakers will include: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, president, Repairers of the Breach, Rev. Al Sharpton and Danny Glover will attend.
Several prominent union leaders will also be present including AFGE President J. David Cox, , Dr L. Toni Lewis, SEIU, Dennis Daggett, regional president, International Longshoremen’s Assn (ILA), Michael Mulgrew, president, United Federation of Teachers and James Hart, president, AFL CIO Metal Trades Department and Mike Williams, Florida AFL-CIO.
Sirius XM Radio Show Host/Activist Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle” plans to broadcast live from the conference at 8 pm Wednesday, August 2.
APRI President Clayola Brown says the theme of this year’s conference is #Stay Woke.
“In today’s tense political and social climate, working families and their communities face uncertainty about numerous issues including health care benefits, voting rights, financial security and social justice,” Brown said.
Brown said the group plans to address those concerns and come up with solutions to build awareness and engagement.
“As we know from the 2016 elections, APRI activists and our allies have been fundamental and essential to educating, organizing and moving political and legislative victories,” Brown said. With increased education, measurable programs, strong community partnerships and organizational development, we will recover, and we will advance,” Brown added.
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