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TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2024

Community Health Fair "Your Health, Your Legacy - A Health Fair Empowering You To Make A Difference"
Jack and Jill of America, Inc will bring families together for a healthier future. As part of the 46th National Convention, Your Health, Engage in healthy heart, blood pressure, and kidney screenings as well as mental health, crown club and healthy kids eating activities. The American Red Cross will also host a blood drive.

Join some of our partners: American Heart Association, March of Dimes, St. Jude Hospital and the American Red Cross as we work together to empower healthy futures for African-American families.


Provisional Group Orientation & Display Setup
Provisional Groups should plan to attend the Orientation on Wednesday, July 24th at 2:30pm. Immediately following, set up your Group displays to introduce the JJOA members to your group and the great work you have been doing,

Welcome Party Featuring DJ Vince Adams and Shelia E.

Kick off the 46th National Convention with an iconic Welcome Party!  DJ Vince Adams is a name that has resonated throughout the party scene for the past 25 years and one of the few Chicago DJs to personally spin for President Barack Obama. 

What better way to be welcomed to Minneapolis than by world famous Percussionist Shelia E.! Get ready to dance the night away to her hits "The Glamourous Life" and "Love Bizarre."


JJOA Family Night
“JJOA Family Night Sports Center, Celebrating the Sports Culture of Minneapolis"

Come out for an evening of laughter, games, and bonding at our Mid-Western Region Family Fun Night! From carnival games to interactive activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Create cherished memories with your loved ones as you partake in the fun-filled festivities.

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2024

Programming Luncheon
Celebrate the Best of the Best in your pink and blue Derby inspired attire at  "Running for the Roses, Celebrating the Champion in All of Us" Programming Luncheon. Experience the Parade of Champions, live music, a keynote speaker, and hat fashion show,

Election Party and Concert Featuring Bel Biv DeVoe (BBD)
Celebrate the "Masterpiece of Leadership" with BBD. The band is best known for their debut album, the multi-platinum selling Poison, a key work in the new jack swing movement of the 1990sthat combined elements of traditional soul and R&B with hip hop


Closing Gala, "A Crystal Night in Lights" with Jay Ellis

Celebrate the Masterpiece of Legacy at 46th National Convention Gala hosted by Jay Ellis. Mr. Ellis the is an LA-based actor, writer, director, and producer. He is best known for his role s ‘Lawrence’ on HBO’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated series Insecure, created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore. Ellis also played ‘Lt. Reuben ‘Playback’ Fitch in the recent box-office hit Top Gun: Maverick. Ellis most recently appeared opposite Alison Brie in the Amazon Prime romantic comedy, Somebody I Used to Know. Jay won a 2018 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor” in a Comedy Series. Jay also starred as ‘Bryce “Blue” Westbrook’ on the hit BET series The Game from 2013-2015. Jay served as the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Spokesman. The Obama administration requested him to speak and moderate a panel at the White House for the final My Brother’s Keeper summit.

Music Entertainment Provided by Gritz and Jelly Butter Band.