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:

NAACP calls for Airway Heights mayor to resign, KREM 2 - Video

Seattle march held in solidarity with Charleston, King 5 News - Video

Seattle church mourns South Carolina victims, King 5 News

Prayer vigil at Seattle church for S.C. victims: 'That could have been us', Seattle Times

CHS Pics - Capitol Hill's F.A.M.E. holds vigil for South Carolina, Capital Hill Seattle Blog

Is the Anti-Common Core Movement Just "Suburban White Moms"?, National Journal

Give parents, not kids official says on state test, Chicaco Sun

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

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:


Red Lion Hotel at the Park
303 W. North River Drive
Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 326-8000

Theme: “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.”
Accommodations: The room cost $109 per night.
Reservations must be made by
August. 18th, 2015 to receive this discounted rate!


September 12th-13thAnchorage Freedom Fund: We are proud to announce Emmy Award Winning Journalist Ed Gordon will be our Keynote Speaker at this year's C.T. Lewis Freedom Fund Celebration on September 12th at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown! Further details forthcoming!


Sandra Bland Vigil and Memorial
Corvallis Central Park
(Monroe Ave. between 6th and 8th St.)
This Sunday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m.


August 29th - Snohomish County NAACP is hosting a Town Hall Discussion on Diversity from 10am to 2pm at the Snohomish County PUD Building.


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