NAACP Conference Starts Friday In Las Cruces

Las Cruces – "One Nation, One Dream " is the theme for this year's Annual Conference of The New Mexico State Conference NAACP, in which 11 statewide chapters will meet and conduct activities together in Las Cruces, Oct. 29.

The Dona Ana County is serving as the host branch for the event, which will take place at the Ramada Palms Hotel 201 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces Oct. 29-30, 2010. The branches are located in Albuquerque, Hobbs, Dona Ana County, Otera County, Eddy County, San Juan County, Gallup, Clovis, Hobbs, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho/North West Mesa, and Chavez County.

All activities for the 59th-annual conference will take place at the Ramada, including Youth activities along with a Community Service Project Saturday afternoon The activities scheduled for the Conference include:

October 29, Friday: Registration 12:00 PM-5:00 PM, Exhibit 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, Executive Board Meeting 2:00-3:00 PM, Conference Organizion Meeting 3:15-5:30 PM. Gospel Extravaganza (Highlighting singing grouths and individual performances), 7:00-9:00 PM, 9:15-11:30 PM branch host reception.

October 30, Saturday Prayer Beakfast, 7:00 AM-8:30 AM Workshops 8:30 AM-11:30 AM , Conference Luncheon, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM, Workshops 2:15-4:15, Final Business Businessmeeting 4:30-6:30 PM Conference Banquet, 7:00-10:00.

There will also be Vendor/Exhibits Booths for all attendees.

The conference will conclude at the end of the banquet on Saturday night.

The public is invited to attend all the events and to participate in discussions that will have impact on our lives now and in the future.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the World are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

Lamell McMorris is the Luncheon speaker and Alice Huffman is the Freedom Fund Banquet speaker. The Luncheon is named the Rupert Richardson Luncheon in honor of Ms. Richardson's many years of dedicated service to the NAACP, who died unexpectedly 2008.

For more information, call (575) 526-8528.