Riverhead native Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color Of Change, the million-plus member strong racial justice organization, will be the guest of honor and featured speaker at the NAACP-Long Island Region Awards Luncheon Feb. 24.
Since taking the helm at Color of Change in 2011, Robinson has “expanded the scope, voice and impact of the organization: doubling the membership, expanding to four offices (Oakland, New York, Washington, Hollywood), increasing staff tenfold, and exponentially increasing the pathways for everyday people to pursue racial justice, including industry insiders,” according to the Color of Change website.
Robinson grew up in Riverhead and attended Riverhead public schools, graduating from Riverhead High School in 1997.
The NAACP-Long Island Region Biennial Awards Luncheon will take place at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury at 12 noon on Feb. 24. This year’s theme is “Steadfast and Immovable in the Face of Injustice.” Tickets are $100 per person and the donation includes one membership in the NAACP. For more information contact luncheon chairmen Billy Moss (631-245-3957) or Dolores Thompson (516-885-9139).