NAACP VTH-Phonecast Juneteenth Capstone

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NAACP hosted this “Juneteenth Capstone” Community Phonecast to discuss how we can use our platforms and our power to create positive change. This event featured: Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP; Angela Rye, CNN Commentator; Cari Champion, Journalist; Jon Batiste, Singer/Songwriter; and Kiana Lede, Singer. They discussed the growing awareness of racial disparities, mobilization, and bold actions necessary to further the fight for social justice and equal opportunity throughout the nation. They emphasized the importance of conversation in seeing change and encouraged us all to lean into the discomfort of discussing racism and holding people accountable. They also stressed the importance of voting to make legislative change.

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