The NAACP is hosting its 113th National Convention this summer in Atlantic City. The civil rights organization hosted a press conference alongside leaders in New Jersey including Gov. Phil Murphy and Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr., as well as Larry Sieg, the president and CEO of Meet AC and Atlantic City’s Convention and Visitor Bureau.
This year will mark the NAACP’s return to holding an in-person National Convention, which will feature exciting events and opportunities to gain insight into the NAACP’s work for the coming year.
“For the first time in two years, we are thrilled to be able to stand alongside our leaders and celebrate our 113th National Convention in person once again. As we look back on a year of great progress for the Black community, we must recognize and plan for the work ahead,” said Derrick Johnson, NAACP’s national president and CEO. “Despite enormous wins for representation, our civil rights remain under attack. This year’s convention will convene some of our brightest minds to cement a path forward.”
The convention will take place from July 14 through July 20. The focus will be on the theme of #ThisIsPower and bringing organizational leaders together to workshop solutions to our community’s most pressing issues—voting and reproductive rights, student debt, and police reform—and determine the NAACP’s policy agenda priorities for 2022-23.
“It is an honor to join NAACP national president and CEO Derrick Johnson and his team, along with their partners here in New Jersey, to announce that the NAACP’s 113th National Convention will be held in New Jersey’s very own Atlantic City,” said Murphy. “New Jersey has a rich history in the fight for equality, and we are honored to build on our legacy and host this year’s convention. Together, we can create a stronger, fairer and more equitable New Jersey, and nation, for all.”
Meet AC’s President and CEO, Larry Sieg, said the convention will bring an estimated $9.3 million to the local economy.
“We are honored to host the 113th NAACP National Convention here in Atlantic City in July, and we’re looking forward to showcasing our beautiful seaside destination to its members,” said Sieg.
The convention comes at a pivotal time as the NAACP continues its fight to secure civil, voting, and reproductive rights in addition to leading the charge to cancel student debt and create generational wealth for Black families.