Eugene/Springfield NAACP receives Oregon Humanities Grant!

The Eugene/Springfield NAACP has been awarded a generous public program grant in the amount of $3750 from the Oregon Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National endowment for the Humanities. Our community forum series will give the community the space to consider the voice and concerns of minority communities through an examination of issues that directly affect our communities. Increasingly the issue of race, as it relates to education, criminal justice, and interpersonal relations confronts us as a society and we hope these forums serve as a vehicle for compassionate introspection about the direction of our society.
The Four community forums will begin in May and continue in the fall. The forums will bring together panelist and organizations from throughout the community who work in the field of education, social justice, religion, criminal justice, to present their understanding of their work in relationship to race and changing demographics. These conversations are more important than ever as we work to keep alive the vision of the National unity and purpose.
Understanding the great work these grants makes possible, I’d like to thank you for supporting the Oregon Humanities , together we can uphold dignity and equality.