U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address a plenary session at the National Action Network’s 20th anniversary convention on Wednesday, April 6, at noon ET in New York City. His remarks will focus on the need for youth of all ages to feel safe in their neighborhoods and schools in order to reach their fullest potential. He will also highlight the Administration’s initiatives to combat bullying and violence in schools. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will also give remarks.
The National Action Network is an organization that champions civil rights issues that affect all walks of life. The convention will bring together hundreds of influential leaders from government, civil rights, business, and the media to discuss a select few of these issues: education, healthcare, youth violence, and social justice. The convention will also honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.