4J Equity & Budget Committees Seeking Members

We need your voice and experience!  The Eugene School Board is seeking community members interested in serving on the district’s volunteer budget committee and equity committee. There are two openings for multi-year terms on each committee. Applications are due Thursday, Oct. 15.  For more information, check out the 4J website.

Recap of the Eugene Delegation to Washington DC. September 2015

     It seems, to some, like these last few years have seen the clock of racial tolerance running backward. The alternative view however, understands the sands of time never run backward, people advance, cultures advance, and so  do nations.. Today there is, as there has always been, a natural inertia toward peace, balance, and […]

No General Meeting in September

Hi everyone, this is a reminder that since the unit leadership will be at the Alaska Oregon Washington NAACP conference on the 19th and 20th we will not be holding a General Membership Meeting for September. Thanks  

Auditions for to kill A Mockingbird.

Auditions for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD contact Stan Coleman scolem4@gmail.com WHEN:   Sept 27, 2015 – 2-3 pm, auditions for the children (Scout, Jem and Dill); 3-5 pm for General Auditions. Oct 3, 2015 – 2-3 pm, auditions for the children (Scout, Jem and Dill); 3-5 pm for General Auditions; possible callbacks (TBA) WHERE:  VLT Stage […]

NAACP Convention calls for a National March!

Fresh off of returning from the 106th NAACP National convention, I’d like to say thanks to all of you who support the important work of social justice! The theme of this years convention was “Pursuing Liberty in the face of Injustice” acknowledging the ongoing journey America is on toward the goal and spirit found in […]

Ending profiling in Oregon.

June 27th, 2015- End Profiling House Bill 2002 Just Passed Oregon State House 55-4! Legislation to ban the practice of police profiling passed the Oregon House with bipartisan support! Next up: a vote in the Senate and approval from Governor Kate Brown. The bill bans law enforcement from using profiling as a tactic in Oregon, requires law enforcement […]

Job opportunities with the National Forest Service!

 Contact: Jeanna Ramos, MAIS Equal Employment Specialist/Civil Rights Program Manager Forest Service    Serving the Siuslaw & Willamette National Forests p: 541-750-7003 c: 541-231-1587 f: 541-750-7234 *protected email* 3200 SW Jefferson Way Corvallis, OR 97331 www.fs.fed.us Caring for the land and serving people JOB POSTING: Outreach Modoc Equal Employment Specialist   The Modoc National Forest […]

The Urban League of Portland’s 2015 State of Black Oregon report

The Urban league of Portland has released its 2015 State of Black Oregon report!  I urge you to read through it to better understand the challenges and the often times overlooked successes within Oregon’s Black population. The ongoing trauma being experienced by people of color through indifference, outright racism and entrenched poverty is real. The […]

Join Today!

The Eugene/Springfield NAACP is a quintessential part of the American conversation and needs you to continue the good work of bringing people together in the name of equality, fairness, and in the support of one Nation indivisible regardless of Race or creed… As a supporting member or an active participant your help will make a […]

I Can’t Breathe: Some Proposals for Police Reform

The following commentary was submitted to our Unit by Kathleen Piper and Jack Radey. We have come to a historical moment, when in the course of a few months the issue of racist police violence has fired the imaginations of people all over America, and the world.  It represents not so much a reaction to […]