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NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson Will Speak at SIU April 11

CARBONDALE – Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP since 2017, will speak at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on April 11. Everyone is welcome.

Johnson will discuss “Leading the Fight for Justice, Equity and Equality” from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballrooms. A meet and greet will follow from 4 to 5 p.m. There is no cost to attend.

Johnson will also participate in the Phi Kappa Phi honor society induction ceremony and reception later the evening of April 11 at Morris Library.

For additional details about Johnson’s visit, contact the Chancellor’s Scholars Program at 618-453-4628 or or the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at or 618-453-1186.