President Michel Martelly and First Lady Sophia Martelly to speak at the 104th NAACP National Convention

Jul 12, 2013, 01:34 ET from The Embassy

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Michel Martelly and First Lady Sophia Martelly will be at the 2013 NAACP Convention in Orlando, Florida.  Haiti's First Couple is one of a selected number of special guests invited to attend this year's 104th Convention.

President Martelly will address delegates at the Opening Mass Meeting on Sunday, July 14, 2013. He will speak about Haiti's connection to the U.S.; Haiti and NAACP's shared history; and a progress report of the first two years of his presidency.

Also, First Lady Sophia Martelly will give remarks at the Healthcare Luncheon on Monday, July 15, 2013. She will discuss challenges related to health and steps of improvement for Haiti's current health system.

A delegation from the NAACP visited Haiti and met with President Martelly in March to discuss key civil rights issues including education, health care, and economic sustainability. President Martelly is the first sitting Haitian president to address the delegates at a National NAACP Convention.

A full list of convention events can be found here:

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