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Centennial Kick-off Luncheon
Thu, March 30, 2017, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
The Memphis chapter of the NAACP is the oldest and largest chapter in the history of the organization. Founded in 1917, 2017 marks the centennial anniversary of the organization. We will begin a year long celebration with a luncheon on March 30, 2017 at 11:30am.
The luncheon will serve as a time to honor heroes of our chapter, reflect on the accomplishments of our past and charge our members for the responsibilities of the future. We will honor the service of Rev. Keith Norman and receive our charge for the future by our current president, Deidre Malone.
Our Keynote speaker will be Cornell Belcher of Washington, D.C. Cornell Belcher is President of brilliant corners Research & Strategies and is one of the premier strategists in national progressive politics as well as in the rebranding of corporate America. He is also a former political contributor to CNN, having provided political analysis to them for six years. Cornell served as Pollster for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) under Chairman Howard Dean making him the first minority to lead in that role for either national Party. He also served on the polling team for both Obama presidential campaigns. Over the years, Cornell has worked with both Senate and House Democrats as Senior Political Advisor to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) in the 2002 cycle and Special Projects Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in the 2000 cycle. And Cornell served as Women VOTE! Coordinator for EMILY’s List in the 1998 cycle, helping to put together communication and GOTV operations targeting women voters all over the country.