MLK Award Nominations Now Open!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Nominations are now being Accepted Each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the City of Eugene Human Rights Commission recognizes a nominee(s) for their contribution in the area of human rights and race relations. This annual award is given to local change makers in an effort to acknowledge […]

Eugene Springfield NAACP Endorses Ballot Measure 98

Eugene Springfield NAACP Endorses Ballot Measure 98 Oregon has almost the lowest high school graduation rate in the nation – we are 48th of the 50 states. Graduation is even lower for students of color. That is why we have endorsed Ballot Measure 98. www.voteyesfor98.org 98 will restore Vocational and add modern Career-Technical Education in every High […]

Growing strong with the NAACP Health Committee!

The Eugene/Springfield NAACP is happy to announce the creation of the NAACP Health committee! The focus will cover the following Nutrition classes Gardening workshops Health advocacy Youth empowerment around health issues Health Consultations The Committee is led by  Eugene Natives and South Eugene Graduates JR Morgan, and co-chair Michael Latteri ( both pictured with here […]

Tell Congress to Pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015!

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks being arrested August 8th 2016   Yesterday, Cornell William Brooks and protesters from the Roanoke Youth Council held a sit-in at the district office of Virginia congressman Bob Goodlatte — the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Arrests were made, but the call continues to uphold the right to vote. […]

The Soul of Philanthropy: Eugene Reception August 6th 6-8 pm

Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, Pop-Up, Abridged Edition Groundbreaking in focus and depth, the new multimedia exhibition “Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited” is touring the country and will be hosted by MRG Foundation in January of 2017 prior to its international launch. The exhibit features inspirational images […]

Lane County Equity and Access Advisory Board is live!

The Eugene/Springfield NAACP is partnering with Lane County to grow awareness of Job opportunities within county government! Look for more to come! The Equity and Access Advisory Board is live!  It is due on June 30th at 5pm.  You can find it here:  www.lanecounty.org/volunteer. I’ve also attached an electronic copy.  Please pass it along to people that you know who […]

June 3rd, 2016 City Club of Eugene.

Click link for access: The Mosaic: Black Activism in Eugene Coordinator:  Mary Leighton The mosaic will paint a picture of the African-American experience in Eugene and Lane County. Representatives of three generations of activists will discuss the role of the black community in the history of the city and explain how the culture of the […]