NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington State Area

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

Featured News Story:

NAACP Confronts Local School Board

NBC News Channel:

NAACP members accuse the leaders of 'America's most diverse school district,' of not doing enough to hire teachers of color during heated school board meeting. King's Natalie Swaby reports.


This month's news highlights:


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

NAACP Confronts Local School Board, NBC News

Profiling policy lacking, panel says, The Register-Guard

OSU Black Cultural Center opens to cheers, Corvallis Gazette-Times

Demboski skipping several Anchorage mayoral debates, Alaska Dispatch News

Lawmaker sends questionable email on medicaid expansion, Alaska Public Media with Audio

History and identity: A tour explores key landmarks of Eugene's black community, The Register-Guard

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

State Area Conference shows solidarity with Pasco

On April 11th, AOWSAC President Hankerson along with Spokane President Dolezal and members from multiple Branches marched in solidarity with MECHa and local community members to demand justice for the family of Antionio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed Mexican man, who was fatally shot by Pasco Police in early February.


Upcoming Events in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:


Alaska:

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Oregon:


Annual NAACP Memorial Day Celebration and BBQ: May 25th from 12-5pm at Washignton Park (21st and Washington St). This event will include: A reading from President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech, Kid's corner with the HONEY organization - Games, free books, face paiting, Basketball Ultimate Bump Tournaments 10-15/16-UP and free BBQ Lunch.



June 20th: Corvallis-Albany Branch will be hosting a mid-Valley Juneteen BBQ from 1:30 to 4pm at the MLK Jr. Park in Corvallis. For more information contact the branch at 541-829-3023.



Washington:

Vancouver:

June 20th: Vancouver Branch is sponsoring this year's Juneenteeth Celebration which will include guest speakers, a talent show, fly fish lessons and much more. For more information and the flyer visit our event page.


Bremerton:

June 20th: at 12 Noon. The annual Juneteenth Celebration of the Community Coalition and Leadership Alliance (CLCA) of Bremerton, at Evergreen Park in Bremerton.


June 27th: at 6PM. Bremerton's annual Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at the Kitsap Golf and County Club. Tickets for the event are $65 per person, and if you want to get tickets, feel free to contact the Branch at 360-434-8591.


All year round: Bremerton Branch's Voter Registration Drive. If you have reached your 18th birthdy and have not yet registered to vote, you can get a Washington State Voter Registration form at the Branch, or contact us at 360-434-8591. If you have changed your name or address since the last time you registered to vote, you have to register again in order to remain eligible to vote.

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