Rising rapper Chance the Rapper will speak about civil rights threats at an NAACP post-inauguration event, the organization announced Wednesday.
The Youth & College division of the NAACP will gather youth activists on Jan. 21, 2017 to discusses the fears and imminent risks of a Donald Trump presidency. Chance is the marquee name thus far for the Howard University event, titled “People’s Inauguration.” It’s a key event to kick off the organization’s new campaign, #StayWokeAndFight.
“We are faced with a moral and ethical crisis during this critical time in our nation’s history after the election of Donald J. Trump,” NAACP Youth & College Division Director Stephen Green said in a statement. “This moment calls for young leaders to gather together and develop a strategy to protect the human and civil rights of all Americans through nonviolent resistance.”
Chance was a Hillary Clinton supporter during the presidential campaign. He performed at a Cleveland, Ohio concert spearheaded by Jay Z and Beyoncé and went as far as to lead a Chicago parade to the polls after a show. The 23-year-old artist recently racked up four NAACP Image Award nominations, including a nod for Entertainer of the Year.
The rally begins at 9 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2017 at Washington D.C.’s Howard University.