NAACP's national president coming to the Springs

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In the wake of a Jan. 6 bombing of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the organization's national president is coming to town.

The bombing caused minimal damage (the device did not fully detonate), but left the organization rattled. The FBI is still looking for a person of interest in the case. 

President and CEO Cornell William Brooks, who is also an attorney, will be in Colorado Springs from Jan. 23 through 25. Several events are planned. 

For more information about the events, keep reading:
NAACP National President To Visit Colorado Springs

In response to the explosion January 6 at the building housing the Colorado Springs Branch NAACP, Attorney Cornell William Brooks, President & Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and other members of the NAACP National Office staff, will travel to the city for three days of gatherings, meetings, and actions.

Please note these opportunities for NAACP Colorado Montana Wyoming State-Area Conference Members & Community Supporters:

8 PM Friday January 23, Welcome Reception, Special Guest: NAACP President & CEO Cornell William Brooks, the Mining Exchange Wyndham Grand Hotel, 8 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80903. Complimentary; RSVP required to StateConferenceSecretary.

Noon Saturday January 24, Unity Luncheon, First Quarter NAACP State Conference Meeting & Unit Training, with President Brooks (Keynote Speaker) and representatives of state civil rights organizations, Bemis Great Hall, Colorado College. Cost $10 payable at the door. RSVP StateConferenceSecretary.

11 AM Sunday January 25, Worship Service, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5485 Alegre Dr., Fountain, CO 80817. President Brooks, a fourth-generation ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will deliver the Sunday sermon. For more information, visit the NewJerusalem website.

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