Myles Frott, Ayana George, Rev. Al Sharpton and Hillary Clinton Credit: Bill Moore photo

Last week Civil Rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) held their four-day 2022 convention in New York City. NAN concluded its convention with three priorities in advancing Dr. King’s mission of a just, equitable United States. These represent the overall themes of the convention, which ran from April 6 through April 9 and brought together more than a dozen members of the Biden administration, U.S. Congressional leadership, and key figures in business, labor, religion, criminal justice, and the Black church. 

Yolanda Adams Credit: Bill Moore photo

“After four inspiring days of discussions, meetings, and reflection, it’s again time for the National Action Network to live up to its name,” said Sharpton, the founder and president of NAN. “We must now protect the right to vote, reform our criminal justice system so people don’t live in fear of both crime and the police, and make sure companies actually live up to their commitments to social justice. I thank the dozens of speakers, panelists, and honorees for moving this conversation forward. It’s now time to act.” 

Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson,CamilleJoseph-Goldman and Rev. Al Sharpton Credit: Bill Moore photo

With various panels and forums NAN said they will continue to prioritize the following areas: voting rights protection, criminal justice reform, and economic equity.

Hillary Clinton with the Mother’s of the Movement Credit: Bill Moore photo

Always exciting was their Keepers of the Dream event with honorees such as the NFL’s Brian Flores. 

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