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National Association For The Advancement of Colored People

Organization Mission

The National Association For The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s largest, oldest civil rights grassroots organization. Founded by some 53 white abolitionists and seven African Americans in response to the horrific lynching taking place across the nation, our mission is to ensure the social, political, educational, and economic equality of rights by removing barriers such as racial hatred in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. Our vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination.

Social Change Project:

Through RRRHBP, where we consider silence to be acceptance, each month we address issues relevant to racism, hatred, bigotry, inequality, equity, and discrimination of all kinds with workshops and speakers; unity rallies, marches, and circles; collaborations with like-minded organizations; tabling at various events such as Pride and Labor Day; hosting events such as a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and Black history celebration; and holding monthly meetings with open discussion on topics such as diversity and tolerance, implicit bias, privilege, inclusivity, and ethnic and gender studies.

"Thank you for the last four years of scholarships to help me with my time at CP. Thanks to the help of the NAACP, I have been able to fully focus on my two majors (sociology & psychology), my minors (philosophy & criminal justice) and my commitment as the president of CP BSU. I graduated cum laude, and now I will be attending Azusa Pacific University for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in the hopes of one day becoming a forensic psychologist. I want to work specifically with incarcerated populations or those otherwise affected by the criminal justice system...."

- Olivia G