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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights grassroots organization. Founded in 1909 by 53 Caucasian abolitionists and 7 African Americans in response to the horrific lynching taking place across the nation, our organization works to ensure the social, economic, political, and educational equality of rights of all people by removing barriers such as race-based discrimination and hatred.
Social Change Project:
Renounce Reject Racism Hatred and Bigotry Project (RRRHBP)
With our Renouncing and Rejecting Hate and Bigotry project and our belief that silence is unacceptable, we will address issues relevant to racism, hatred, bigotry, and inequality through unity rallies, unity marches, and circles; collaborating with other like-minded organizations; tabling at events where people gather; hosting events such as monthly meetings; hosting an annual MLK Day; hosting an annual Black History Day in the Park; holding workshops; attending trainings to educate ourselves and others; and attending and speaking when necessary at meetings of school boards, city councils, and any other platforms that demand such action.
“Since joining the organization in 2015, I receive emails from the NAACP updating me on current events, which are very informative and useful for modern times. The email in September about the relationship between social activism and sports following Trump’s negative comments about the NFL players who took a knee …reasonates with me because my current student job is UCLA Athletics. It was nice to hear about the organization of 17 buses full of youth to attend the recent March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. Since student members have been working to end gun violence for years, it was a great opportunity to join other people for the same cause on a grand scale.”
— Victoria T., Age 19, Santa Maria