Labor Action Week 2022

NAACP Labor Action Week 2022


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 NAACP Labor Action Week 2022

The State of Black Labor: Wealth, Wellness, and Worth!

The NAACP will commemorate Labor Day by hosting our annual Labor Action Week – starting Monday, September 5 through Friday, September 9.

It will be an opportunity to promote racial wealth equity and ensure the well-being of and honor the value of Black workers throughout the nation. The week will highlight and recognize the contributions and role of Black labor by highlighting labor leaders, young workers, education professionals, and working Black women. We invite you to join us!

Part I – The National Teacher Shortage: Causes and Consequences of the Crisis

Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 7:00 PM EDT

Hosted by Dr. Ivory Toldson – Director, NAACP Center for Education Innovation and Research and Dr. Ashley L. White Equity, Access and Opportunity Fellow, NAACP Center for Education Innovation and Research

As we enter the school year, it is important to remember the challenges that teachers face. Despite the many obstacles, teachers continue to work hard every day to educate our children. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major challenge for teachers. They have had to quickly adapt to new methods of teaching, often with little support from policymakers and district leaders. Now, as we fully transition back to in-person learning, they are facing even more challenges with sinister attempts to politicize the teaching profession through anti-CRT legislation. This lack of support can lead to teacher shortages and low morale among educators. We must do more to support our teachers, especially in times of crisis. During the panel, teachers, labor leaders, education researchers, and parent advocates will highlight the importance of starting the school year right by providing adequate support to teachers and students.

Registration required.

Featured Speakers:

Derrick Johnson

President & CEO – NAACP

Fedrick C. Ingram

Secretary-Treasurer – American Federation of Teachers

Dr. Larissa Malone

University of Southern Maine Undergraduate Teacher Education

Dr. Kevin Lawrence Henry Jr.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Ericka Cain

Parent and NAACP National Board of Directors

Adora Nweze

NAACP National Board of Director – Chair NAACP Education Committee


Part II – 50k and Beyond: Unpacking Student Debt Relief

Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 7:00 PM EDT

Hosted by Dr. Ivory Toldson – Director, NAACP Center for Education Innovation and Research, Wisdom Cole, National Director – NAACP Youth and College Division and Portia White, Vice President, Policy and Legislative Affairs – NAACP

Description: The student debt crisis continues to have a disproportionate impact on Black borrowers and their families. Across all racial groups in the United States, Black borrowers hold the most student loan debt despite also being consistently underserved by postsecondary institutions. Due, in large part, to the push from the NAACP, on August 24, 2022, the Biden administration canceled up to $20,000 in federal student debt for Pell Grant recipients and $10,000 for other borrowers making less than $125,000 per year. Join us as we unpack what this first step in student debt relief means for our communities and the path forward to ensure equitable relief for the millions of borrowers who are caught in the student debt crisis.

 Registration required.

Featured Speaker:

Ashley Harrington

Senior Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer – Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid


We look forward to you joining us for Labor Action Week 2022!


Send check or money order to:

South Brevard Branch-NAACP
P. O. Box 2031
Melbourne, Fl. 32901