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Michigan NAACP conference to be held this weekend in Kalamazoo

An Michigan NAACP press conference previewed the convention on Friday in Kalamazoo.
An Michigan NAACP press conference previewed the convention on Friday in Kalamazoo.

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- The Michigan NAACP will be holding its 77th annual state conference in Kalamazoo this weekend, and topics expected to come up among the 200 or so attendees will include voter suppression, affirmative action, the labor movement, and young people.

It's been nearly 20 years since the NAACP last held its state conference in Kalamazoo, and local Chapter President Doctor Charles Warfield says it's come here to address national, state, and local race and social justice issues, and Michigan NAACP President Yvonne White says that, with the Kalamazoo Promise, the area's become a City of Promise. She wants to spread that kind of opportunity for young people. 

The theme for the conference this year is "We Shall Not Be Moved." The NAACP will hold its annual dinner and awards banquet on Saturday night at the Radisson.

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