WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, visited Tijuana on March 16 and 17, inspecting multiple shelters that are housing asylum-seekers who have been pushed back over the U.S.-Mexico border by Trump administration policies, as well as meeting with government officials and aid groups. Merkley issued the following statement summarizing what … Continue reading Senator Merkley Stands up to Immoral Policies at the Southern Border!
Dear Community Partners,The City of Eugene boards and commissions and would greatly appreciate your help. Committee service is opportunity for residents to roll up their sleeves and contribute to making our community a better place for everyone. Here are all the details on the openings for 2019 as well as a link to the application (open through March 10). Check … Continue reading Opportunities to Serve on City of Eugene Boards and Commissions
Lane ESD leads local effort to implement HB2016 an historic achievement for the state of Oregon!Last year Lane ESD was awarded a HB2016 related grant from the Oregon Department of Education. This grant includes NAACP and local school districts as partners. The language of HB 2016 is below: Please help us spread the word about … Continue reading Lane Education Service District Receives Grant to Implement Innovative Effort to Increase Successful African American/ Black Student Outcomes!
NAACP and the and the Collins Foundation are committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. With this shared mission we see community building as essential to a vibrant and sustainable future. This two year … Continue reading The Collins Foundation Partners with Eugene/Springfield NAACP in Community Building Efforts!
If you are interested in volunteering or signing up a student to participate, contact Laurie McNichols SMART program Manager, at 541-600-8035 The NAACP BTS tutoring and SMART reading program take place at the Downtown Lane Community College Campus 101 West 10th Ave. Every Saturday between 10-12 pm! Make a SMART reader today!
Saturday October 6th! 10-2 pm Downtown Lane Community College Campus 2nd Floor Join us Saturday October 6th between 10 and 2 pm to learn about NAACP Youth opportunities and the formation of our Parent Council! In partnership with Lane Community College, 4j, LESD and the Oregon Department of Education, we offer weekly tutoring, an active … Continue reading Youth Programming Kickoff and Get Out the Vote rally!
Article by JILL FUGLISTER Healthy Environment Portfolio Director- Meyer Memorial Trust Last May the Healthy Environment portfolio team was honored to sponsor and participate in the University of Oregon Symposium on Environmental Justice, Race and Public Lands. The event organizers at the University Center for Environmental Futures put together an amazing lineup of presenters that included … Continue reading Decolonizing our Environmental Movement
The 2015-18 MRG foundation CBI cohort has held it final retreat last week in Ashland! The Eugene/Springfield NAACP has had the honor to be a recipient of this innovative effort launched by the Mackenzie River Gathering. MRG is a longtime supporter of social justice work in Oregon and has been instrumental in helping our branch … Continue reading MRG Foundation CBI Cohort wraps up!
The Eugene/Springfield delegation to the 109th National NAACP Convention was made possible by your continued support of our branch and the overall mission of the NAACP. Our region was well represented at both the National Action Competition and the National Political Convention. Four local Act-So gold medalists Zyel Crier, Hannah Owens, Kilani Afelin, and Alaja Badalich … Continue reading Two Bronze Medals at National Act-So Competition!
Press here for poster! BreathOfFreshAirPromoPoster 4/16 FREE MOVIE: Black Snake Killaz: A #noDAPL story, 5:30pm, University of Oregon Knight Law Center Rm 145. FREE PIZZA. All Ages Welcome. 4/17 Tree Walk w/ Friends of Trees, 5:30pm, Meet at Trainsong Park. Bring water bottle and comfortable shoes for walking. … Continue reading Earth Week Celebration!