NC NAACP celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2019 Contact: Jamila Reddy, jamilar@fcsj.org The NC NAACP celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and acknowledges the still-urgent struggle to make the promise of protections for LGBTQ+ people a reality As we recognize and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the NC NAACP would like to publicly acknowledge our support of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Gender-nonconforming, Queer, Intersex, and/or Asexual) people. We recognize the intersectionality of both racial and LGBTQ justice struggles. LGBTQ people face discrimination in employment, education, housing, healthcare, public accommod

Vigil against torture - June 26

NC Stop Torture Now and co-sponsors will host a one-hour vigil and press conference on Wednesday, June 26, at noon. This is UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, and Congressman David Price will read the Executive Summary of the NCCIT torture report into the Congressional Record on this same day. Governor Cooper has done nothing to investigate or even acknowledge the illegal actions of Aero Contractors, nor has he been willing to make any statement about NC's substantial role in the CIA's torture program. Our vigil to end this official silence will be held outside his offices. Time: 12 p.m. Place: 116 W. Jones St., across the street from the large globe at the Museum

And the winners are...

Meet this year's recipients of our branch's academic scholarships. We wish them great success going forward! David N. Elien, Jr. David N. Elien Jr. is a graduate of Chapel Hill High School. David is heavily involved in his community. He has volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Durham, Habitat for Humanity, March for Babies, and other service organizations through Jack and Jill of America in which he served as community service chair. He was also a co-founder of Brothers of Unity, an affinity group for African-American males at Chapel Hill High School. He played three years of Varsity Basketball at Chapel Hill and was Co-Captain, Big 8 All-Conference, and Team Co-MVP his senior y

Voting Rights Event in Raleigh, June 12

In North Carolina, legislators famously were so blatant with their assault on the vote that it was described as targeting “African Americans with almost surgical precision.” From carving up districts and implementing restrictive voter ID laws to refusing to process voter registration forms and cutting early voting times and locations, those who want to strip away the political voice of African-Americans have used every tactic to block us from the polls. We are hosting a series of listening sessions and we need our supporters to attend the events to show that voting rights is an issue that people care about deeply. Voting Rights - People's Hearing and Reception When: Wednesday, June 12, 6:00

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Welcome to the website of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP!  The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

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Carrboro, NC 27510

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