NAACP Listening Tour November 14
All are welcome to attend the San Antonio stop of the NAACP Listening Tour of public meetings, moderated by St. Philip’s College faculty member Dr. Gregory Hudspeth, in his capacity as the San Antonio branch of the NAACP's Fair Housing Committee chair, Nov. 14 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Ella Austin Community Center at 1023 N. Pine St.
Hudspeth, a 39-year associate professor of government and 2011-2012 faculty senate president at the college, was recognized as a Silver Life Membership civil rights award recipient by the leaders of the San Antonio branch of the association in 2011. His father Charles A. Hudspeth, Jr. (1918–1999) was the second-longest serving president of that branch (1986-1996).
Guests can help the NAACP become a better NAACP by shaping the organization’s commitment to advancing civil rights through the century ahead during the event. The San Antonio meeting is one of many being held nationwide to create a more informed and civically-engaged public, and association leadership in addition to Dr. Hudspeth will be present.
“We’d love to see as many people as possible at the event,” said Hudspeth.
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been an enormous advocate for the success and diversity of SPC since a local branch was organized in 1918, 20 years after the college was founded. The college's legendary history dates to its origin when Saint and revered President Emeritus Artemisia Bowden dedicated 52 years to growing a school for six entrepreneurial children of former slaves into what is now the nation's largest Historically Black College and University member institution with 13,000 students of considerable ethnic diversity. As an education sponsor of the association’s 2018 national convention in San Antonio, and an institutional beneficiary of the association’s advice over the years, St. Philip's College will make a ceremonial presentation to the NAACP leaders at 6:30 p.m., Hudspeth shared.
Find details online at http://www.naacp.org/naacp-forward/.