Sharpton\Crump To Convene Panel ‘Turning Grief Into Action’ At Annual 2024 NAN Annual Convention

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New York, NY (March 26, 2024) – Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), will welcome Attorney Ben Crump to moderate the Turning Grief into Action at the 2024 NAN Annual Convention in New York City on Wednesday, April 10th, as one of the first major discussions at the gathering. Crump, whom Rev. Sharpton has called the Attorney General for Black America, will be joined by the relatives of Black Americans unjustly killed either by law enforcement or in violent acts of hatred.

Turning Grief into Action is one of the marquee panels held on the first day of the Convention every year. In addition to these relatives sharing their personal story, Attorney Crump will guide a conversation on how unspeakable losses such as these can be turned into shared action for accountability and justice. He will be joined by Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner; Wanda Cooper Jones, mother of Ahmaud Arbery; Philonise and Terrence Floyd, the brothers of George Floyd; Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin; Rodney and RowVaughn Wells, the father and mother of Tyre Nichols; and Pamela Dias, the mother of AJ Owens.

Rev. Sharpton and NAN have stood by these families since each of these tragedies struck. NAN has covered costs for the funerals, with Rev. Sharpton and Attorney Crump delivering eulogies and calls to action at their ceremonies. The organization continues to work with these families either to hold their loved one’s killers accountable or advance issues to ensure no other unarmed Black or Brown person is murdered again.

Rev. Al Sharpton, President & Founder, National Action Network

Attorney Ben Crump
Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner
Wanda Cooper Jones, Mother of Ahmaud Arbery
Philonise Floyd, Brother of George Floyd
Terrence Floyd, Brother of George Floyd
Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin
Rodney Wells, Father of Tyre
Nichols RowVaughn Wells, Mother of Tyre Nichols
Pamela Dias, Mother of AJ Owens


Wednesday, April 10, 2024

1:30 – 3 p.m. EST


Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

Metropolitan East Room – 2nd Floor

811 7th Avenue (7th Avenue and 53rd Street)

New York, NY 10019

About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.

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