Roslyn M. Brock — an arbiter of social impact, a health equity champion, an advocacy executive and so much more.
During her tenure as the Chairman of the NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Board of Directors, she spoke at the 103rd NAACP Annual Convention. Before her speech, she gave an exclusive interview.
You can listen to Roslyn or read what she had to say here:
“When I speak to the 103rd Annual Convention in Houston, Texas, the theme of my message will be ‘the face of hope’. What I will share with them is that despite the difficulties we see in the healthcare system, in our economy, and in our public school system, the NAACP and communities of color will remain faithful and hopeful in the future.
“Our movement was born out of a time of degradation and despair, and it is out of that we have to continue to stay focused and move forward to bring about change in our communities. My message to our delegates and to the nation is that despite everything, despite all we see, it is encumbered upon us to stay the course and continue moving forward.
“Believing — when faith unborn had died, a nation of people came together. The NAACP was born and we have through our advocacy efforts helped to change the nation. And we can do it again.
“The NAACP is a multicultural, multiracial organization willing to reach outside itself to achieve America’s greatest aspirations and ideals. All Americans are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That’s what we believe in, the democratic way — small “d.”
“When we all can get together with fair and equitable play. We are stronger when we stand together in this nation.”