Roslyn Brock, Chair of the National NAACP Board, to Keynote Community Conference and Visit Sterling Community
Roslyn Brock, Vice President of Advocacy and Government Relations for Bon Secours Health System, Inc., will be the keynote speaker for a community conference “YWCA Stand Against Racism” on Friday, April 27.
This conference, held at the BMW Zentrum in Greer, is expected to draw several hundred participants and is sponsored by collaboration of regional partners including the NAACP, Greenville Forward, Beyond Differences, BMW and Greenville Hospital System.
Ms. Brock’s leadership with the conference is related to her role as Chair, National Board of Directors, for the NAACP. She is the youngest person to ever hold this position and has gained recognition for her focus in addressing issues in social justice and revitalizing the organization.
Following the morning conference, Ms. Brock will be touring the Sterling neighborhood near downtown Greenville. This historic African-American community has been at the center of a transformative revitalization project, “Healthy Community Sterling, ” initiated through Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. Ms. Brock’s agenda includes a walking tour of the Sterling community and meeting with residents in the Sterling neighborhood to discuss projects such as the innovative Sterling Land Trust and Odessa Street Organic Garden.