NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington State Area

The Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference (AOWSAC) of theNAACP is dedicated to improving the political, educational, social and economic status of all persons, eliminating racial prejudice, and keeping the public aware of the adverse effects of discrimination at the state level.

We have 13 local unit Branches and multiple youth councils, high school
councils and prison Branches throughout Alaska, Oregon and Washington committed to addressing issues of discrimination and inequality affectingmembers in our communities and at the state level.

With this site, our goal is to provide you with information on local Branch
events, and links to current news stories featuring AOWSAC’s advocacy

With the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the need is greater than ever for the NAACP to continue our voting rights advocacy and registration program.

Photo credit: Seattle Weekly: Gerald Hankerson, President NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference

Volunteer Opportunity:

Corvallis Branch - The Freedom Fund Banquet Committee is looking for volunteers for a short-term commitment with long-term benefits to the Branch. This splashy banquet is designed to raise big bucks! Contact Dana Morris at for more information about roles.

News Highlights:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day: A Day of Service, KVTA

Hundreds honor King at annual Spokane march, Spokanesman Review

Backlash over lack of diversity in Oscar nominations, KIRO7

Portland State Students Want To Do More For Minorities On Campus, Oregon Public Broadcasting

US Justice Department monitoring Seattle police, Al Jazeera America

Black Lives Matter: Oregon Justice Department searched social media hashtags, Oregonian

ACLU Says Oregon DOJ Surveilling Black Activists; Don’t Shoot PDX Says It’s “Not Surprising”, GetLocalPDX

Behind the Shiny Veneer of Seattle's White Liberalism, Huffington Post

Vancouver police strive for diversity, not for animosity, Columbian

Civil rights groups blast parents opting their kids out of high stakes tests, why they're wrong, Washington Post

NAACP’s Memorial Day picnic at Washington Park. (Amiran White/ For The Register Guard).

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Upcoming Events in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:


Greater Fairbanks NAACP is hosting a Valentines Day Bash on February 13th at the LaQuinta Inns and Suites (Alpine Lodge) from 6pm-11pm. Tickets are $20.


February 26th – Eugene Springfield Branch – Freedom Fund Banquet and Fundraiser

March 29th - 10th Annual African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) for Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Lane Counties at Oregon State University

April 8th - 15th Annual African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) for Marion County at Western Oregon University


February 23rd - Seattle King County Branch - We're partnering with Langston Hughes Performing Institute for an Intergenerational Dialogue on Civil Rights: Then and Now. FREE event. RSVP to

February 29th -
Seattle King County Branch - Social Hour at the Wonder Bar

March 5th - Bremerton Branch, the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, the Bremerton unit of the Salvation Army, the Kitsap County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, the Kitsap County Filipino-American Association, and the Kagayanons of Washington would like to invite you to the 16th annual Mission Outreach Day event on Saturday March 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 1906 13th Street in Bremerton.

March 19th - Snohomish Branch - 7th Annual Freedom Fund Gala at the Edward Hansen Conference Center at XfinityArena in Everett. This event is from 6:30-8:30. For more information visit

May 16th at 6pm: The annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the Bremerton Branch of the NAACP, at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club.

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