Headliners Luncheon with with New NAACP President Derrick Johnson  derrick-johnson_naacp_square

Wharton Club members & their guests are invited to Headliners Luncheon at National Press Club

August 29, 2017 12:30 PM
Location: Holeman Lounge

  • New NAACP President Derrick Johnson will address the future of the NAACP at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

    Johnson, a longstanding leader of the NAACP, assumed the interim presidency in July and is tasked with leading the organization through a period of "re-envisioning and reinvigoration," the organization said in its announcement of Johnson's new post.

    The NAACP recently drew national attention when it issued a travel advisory for Missouri, calling for African American travelers to "exercise extreme caution when traveling through the state given the series of questionable, race-based incidents occuring statewide."

    Johnson, a Mississippi native, is a veteran activist who has served as state president of the NAACP Mississippi State Conference. After Hurricane Katrina, Johnson founded One Voice Inc. to promote civic engagement among African Americans.


  • VIP Reception 12:00-12:30 p.m (you will be informed if your request is granted. PREFERENCE to President's Club & Lifetime Members)
  • Lunch from 12:30-1:00 p.m.
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.: The speaker's remarks and Q&A from the audience.

Please call Alan Schlaifer at 301-365-8999 if you'd to be considered to attend the reception (if there is one) from 12:30-1:00 pm with the speaker. (He may only bring a few guests, so early sign up helps; preference for President's Club and Lifetime Members).
Where: National Press Club, Ballroom, 13th Floor, 14th & F Streets, N.W., just two blocks from Metro Center
Metro, Parking: Metro Center; several private garages within a few blocks.
Attire: Business
Reservations: $39/person for current Wharton Club members and their guests only. You must reserve in advance on our site. We have only a limited number of seats, so Members may purchase seats only for themselves and up to three guests, if desired. (Photo: on the Natl Press Club website, press.org)

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Tuesday, 08/29/17 at 12:30pm - 2:00pm | iCal


The National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
529 - 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045 USA

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Trish Savage
Russ Savage
  Unitarian Universalist minister
George Walker
Michelle Profit
Donna Florence
Brian Lewis
Joyce Hunter
Carrington Davis
Philo Collins
Mercia Arnold
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