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BATON ROUGE- The National Southern Christian Leadership Conference is coming to Baton Rouge for the organization’s 57th annual convention.

The SCLC is a civil rights organization founded back in 1957. The group strives to be a “voice for the voiceless,” in dealing with social justice issues that face many U.S. citizens.

The group’s annual convention will feature keynote speakers giving talks on past and present civil rights issues such as, international sex trafficking, criminal justice reform, survival of historical black colleges and more.

This year’s conference theme is “Voting then and now…we’ve come too far to turn back.”

Some of the event’s notable guests include presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, and “Selma” director, Ava Duvernay.

The convention is being held from July 23rd through the 26th at the Hilton Capitol Center in Baton Rouge. You can find out more about the convention at the SCLC website.

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