Chance The Rapper to Appear at NAACP Youth & College Event

The NAACP isn’t taking Donald Trump’s impending presidency sitting down- their Youth & College division is hosting two events for young activists and Chance the Rapper will join them as guest speaker.

The Youth & College division of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is hosting the “People’s Inauguration” rally and the “People’s Inaugural Ball” in order to organize and plan how to respond to new civil rights threats expected under a new administration and congress in 2017.

“We are faced with a moral and ethical crisis during this critical time in our nation’s history after the election of Donald J. Trump,’ said Stephen Green, director of the NAACP Youth & College Division. “This moment calls for young leaders to gather together and develop a strategy to protect the human and civil rights of all Americans through nonviolent resistance.”

Chance is scheduled to appear as guest speaker at the “People’s Inauguration” rally, which will be held at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 21 at 9 a.m. The rally will introduce the new #StayWokeAndFight initiative, which involves direct actions, protests and other activism to oppose threats to civil rights, education investment, criminal justice reform and other areas of concern posed by the incoming administration that takes office the day before the rally.

To register or find out more about the #StayWokeAndFight initiative, as well as both events, head over to

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