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.
#StayWokeAndFight! We’re rallying @HowardU Jan 21 with @chancetherapper for Peoples Inauguration: https://t.co/aE6kkaoPVX…uguration-jan-21/ pic.twitter.com/pxETjF8my8
— NAACP (@NAACP) December 14, 2016