National Urban League Convention This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Omicron Conference of which the first gathering was held in Washington, D.C. Omicron is a program that explores the social, cultural, economic and environmental conditions for African Americans through direct actions, public policy and other strategies, drawing from philosophy, social practice, and economic research. The conference, historically held in Detroit, was a platform for black Americans to freely express ideas and interests on key issues of the day, such as politics, the economy, justice, religion, art, culture, freedom and patriotism. For additional information visit the Omicron website.
UMBC Convocation This fall marks the second Convocation for UMBC, which was established during President Barack Obama’s first term. The event will be held on Oct. 18, at the UMBC Stadium. Gov. Larry Hogan, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, and State Comptroller Peter Franchot are scheduled to participate. For additional information visit the UMBC website.
UMBC Convocation This fall marks the second Convocation for UMBC, which was established during President Barack Obama’s first term. The event will be held on Oct. 18, at the UMBC Stadium. Gov. Larry Hogan, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, and State Comptroller Peter Franchot are scheduled to participate. For additional information visit the UMBC website. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s State of the Movement America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization has met in two Maryland locations: a centrally located host hotel and the historic Cherry Hill Playhouse in Baltimore. The two-day event kicked off Aug. 5 in Maryland City. Social change and equity can only be achieved by building coalitions that include African-Americans, and each of the organizations that take part in the program demonstrates a commitment to racial justice and continued growth. For additional information visit the NAACP website.
Million Youth March Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, along with former President Bill Clinton, is encouraging African-American youths to participate in the Million Youth March for Social Justice on July 31, in Washington. Organizers hope the event will send a clear message about the epidemic of gun violence that plagues many communities and has resulted in thousands of deaths in the last 18 months. In Baltimore, the march on June 19, also produced by Rev. Jarrett Maupin and the Hiram Revels Memorial Foundation, attracted approximately 2,000 youth from Baltimore, Eastern Shore, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Frederick County, and Baltimore City. For additional information visit the Million Youth march website.