Chance the Rapper to Speak at Post-Inauguration NAACP Event in D.C.

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Chance the Rapper performs during the Power 106 Presents Powerhouse  at Honda Center on June 3, 2016 in Anaheim, Calif.

NAACP's Youth and College division has announced a "People's Inauguration" rally, with the first confirmed speaker to be Chance the Rapper. The rally will take place Jan. 21 at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Organizers are describing the event as a "gathering of youth activists" in response to political threats from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

A statement from the NAACP Youth and College division website adds:

The rally will re-unite allies and partners who helped register thousands of new and young voters during the 2016 election with the goal to launch a new era of activism and protest against potential threats from the presidency of Donald J. Trump. During the meeting, attendees will begin collaborating to unite together and stand for a progressive policy agenda in the coming months and years.

The statement names the movement #StayWokeAndFight, as seen via NAACP's tweets. Their website advertises that the "People's Inaugural Ball" is scheduled for Jan. 20 at 7 p.m., a day before the rally, but has not yet released a location.

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