The Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference (AOWSAC) of the NAACP 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 affecting members 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 efforts.
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
NAACP’s Memorial Day picnic at Washington Park. (Amiran White/ For The Register Guard).An
Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference NAACP announces 2015-2017 officers:
The Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference of the NAACP formally swore in our new officers on Saturday, September 19th for the 2015-2017 term.
The officers were sworn in after the banquet dinner held at the Red Lion Hotel in Spokane, Washington. The following officers won election by a vote of delegates held earlier Saturday afternoon.
Gerald Hankerson will serve as President
Dr. Janice Greene will serve as Vice President I
Dr. Sheley Secrest will serve as Vice President II
Cynthia Hobbs will serve as Secretary
Darlene Andrus will serve as Assistant Secretary
Denita Patton will serve as Treasurer
Dale Andrus will serve as Assistant Secretary
The Youth Council also held their elections on Saturday afternoon and the following officers were elected.
Jasmine Garner will serve as President
Ricky Blackley will service as Vice President
Secretary and Treasurer will be posted soon.
Thank you to the members of the Spokane Branch for hosting the Convention and election. The upcoming conventions will be posted on the convention page in the coming days.
Thank you to our event sponsors!
Upcoming Events in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:
October 8th at 5:30pm: NAACP Corvallis Soul Food Dinner at the Westminster house, corner of Monroe and 23rd. The annual Soul Food dinner is free to OSU students of color as a welcome/welcomeback. NAACP non-student members/supporters ard asked to bring a dish that feeds 8 ore more. For any questions, please contact Angel Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 3rd at 1pm: The Selma to Snohomish Civic Engagement Series will have a free screening of Selma at the Northwest Music Hall (1402 SE Everett Mall Way). For more information contact the Families of Color United in Service (FOCUis) at Focuis.email@example.com or 206-552-9310.
November 7th, Seattle King County will hold its 102 Anniversary Reception at First A.M.E. Church in Seattle. For more information about this event, visit their website www.seattlekingcountynaacp.org.