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Resorts World New York Announces Sponsorship of 2021 National Action Network’s Annual Convention

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Convention is one of the largest civil rights conferences in the nation

New York, NY – Resorts World New York City announced today its sponsorship of 2021 National Action Network’s Annual Convention, scheduled for April 14–17 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. NAN's Annual Convention, historically one of the largest civil rights conferences in the country, focuses on current pressing political issues facing Black and Brown communities.

Resorts World is hosting a panel that will explore how corporations increase diversity in the workplace. Increasing Diversity in Corporate Strategy: Taking Control of the Conversation is scheduled for Friday, April 16th at 9 a.m. The panel will be moderated by Hope Knight, President & CEO of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, and will feature prominent leaders, including:

  • Wanda Jackson, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, National Urban League
  • Kevin Jones, Chief Strategy & Legal Officer, Genting Americas
  • Paula Peebles, Vice President of the Philadelphia Human Relations Council, President, NAN Philadelphia Chapter
  • Nelson Rivers, Vice President Religious Affairs & External Relations-NAN, Pastor, Charity Missionary Baptist Church, North Charleston, SC
  • Michelle Stoddart, Vice President of Community Development Resorts World New York City & Resorts World Catskills  

“Resorts World is proud to sponsor and be a part of the National Action Network’s Annual Convention and will continue to partner with community organizations to address a range of issues. From civil rights to health and wellness, Resorts World will always be a good neighbor in New York,” said Michelle Stoddart, Vice President of Community Development Resorts World New York City & Resorts World Catskills.  

Members of the press can virtually attend the event here.

** Media interested in-person press credentials should fill out  this form  and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions. **

As part of the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel’s protocol, there will be a mandatory Covid-19 screening process each person attending the convention must pass in order to gain admittance into the host venue.


1) You must present a negative Covid test result (accepted test date must not exceed 3 days before date attending the conference). Each negative test result is good up to 3 days or 72 hours. For those attending the convention for the full 4 days, they MUST be retested and test negative on Thursday, April 15th in order to attend on Saturday, April 17th


About Resorts World Casino New York City

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) is the only casino in New York City, offering over 10 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience while generating over $3 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011. RWCNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas, the United States and all four oceans through its Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises brands. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.

About Resorts World Catskills

Located in the heart of New York's Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills (RWC) Casino Resort offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino resort includes an 18-story all-suite hotel, and a casino featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 1,600 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room, private gaming salons and a 100-seat sportsbook lounge. The casino resort also offers 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars and lounges. The luxurious hotel located within Resorts World Catskills is comprised of 332 suites, the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, and two fitness centers. The integrated casino resort also includes additional stay and play destinations on its campus, including The Alder, an adjacent 101-room lifestyle hotel featuring the first Topgolf Swing Suites in New York State, and Dos Gatos, a cantina-style Mexican eatery and the recently opened Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark, and will be expanded to include a Rees Jones redesigned golf course.


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