ATTENTION ALL LEADERS!!! Detroit NEC 2016: Youth Conference


For those who have candidates for the Youth Conference, please click on the attached link to access the packet and dates for your candidates.

Important Dates


June 10, 2016 Application Period Opens
June 30, 2016 Application Deadline
July 5 – 11, 2016 Application Reviewed
July 15, 2016 Participants Notified of Acceptance…/0B_DcjuRU9dioZEp0b0czRWs0e…/view…

Please click on the attached link to access the packet and dates for your candidates.

All applications must be received by June 30th, but all dates are listed in the packet. Please like and share so that everyone will have an opportunity to participate!!


2016 Youth Application Packet (1)

APRI Midwest Region Educational Conference 2016

Greetings Brothers & Sisters,

The 2016 APRI Midwest Region Educational Conference will be held in Detroit, MI. March 31st to April 3rd, 2016 .This is a critical year for labor and this conference will empower our delegates to face the future and fight forward to regain our communities. Come join the senior constituecy group of the AFL-CIO, the A. Philip Randolph Institute Midwest Region, as we learn and break bread together. Please share and hope to see you there. All are welcome!!


APRI Celebrating 50 Years, Held Annual Conference In Savannah


It's a big year for an organization founded decades ago by civil rights leaders, who fought for workers' rights and civil rights all across America.

The A. Philip Randolph Institute is celebrating 50 years of creating change, and right now the non-profit is holding its annual conference in Savannah at the Riverfront Marriott. And, of course, they are talking about similar struggles many Americans are still facing.

Opening night talks included a back and forth panel discussion between civil rights-era leaders and millennials, and a speech from keynote speaker Marilyn Mosby.

"Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, we are so proud of you," announced the emcee as Mosby entered the room.

To help kick this year's annual A. Philip Randolph Institute conference, was one of the youngest people ever elected to the office of state's attorney in a major city.

Mosby spoke about the struggles her city of Baltimore is facing, one of which is the fact that more than 200 people have been shot to death this year already, and more than 80 percent of those victims are black.

"But what isn't reported in the headlines, is the median household income of white residents in Baltimore is more than twice that of blacks. The unemployment rate for young, black men between 20 and 24 is more than twice as high as that of whites," Mosby said.

APRI's President Clayola Brown said those economic disparities resonate with communities nation-wide, including here in Savannah, which is one reason they picked the Hostess City for this year's conference.

Brown said, "Being located in Georgia, there is some frustration about what the officials that represent the folks from Georgia are not doing to bring about the change that many of our young people are seeking for themselves. We were told stay good, stay out of trouble, do the right thing and a good job was going to be there for you. America's promise for that has not been kept, and it is still not being kept."

Brown explained one purpose for Wednesday night's panel discussion between generational leaders, young and old, was to show that through strife and struggle and the frustrations that come with, the goals are still the same.

"We need institutions like this, in large part, to help us to learn how to channel, direct and re-focus that rage," said Biko Gray, an APRI panelist.

Brown said APRI has extended an open invitation to area students to come to any of the general sessions over the rest of the week.

The conference ends Sunday.

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Ohio State APRI Education Conference: “Continuing in the Struggle”

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the A. Philip Randolph Institute

October 2 - 4, 2015
Hilton Akron Fairlawn Hotel

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute Executive Board and members would like to invite you to our State Educational Conference October 2nd through the 4th 2015 in Akron, Ohio.

If you are unable to attend, we are asking for your support in the form of an ad that will be published in the program souvenir book.

Attached you will find all the information needed for registration and/or sponsorship. If you need more information or have questions, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Working together; not apart is what we do in the APRI family.

In Solidarity,
André Washington,
APRI Ohio State President

*Click On Forms Below To Download


Friday, October 2, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 PM - Registration at Hotel
6:00      PM - Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 3, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM - General Session
Workshops: V.A.N. Training and “Black Voter Turnout in the Era of Super Pacs”
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Awards Reception and Dinner

Sunday, October 4, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Church Service and General Session