“If you care about fighting the racial disparities that are still too prevalent in America, the NAACP is the place where you can make a difference.” (NAACP website).
Two SIT Graduate Institute students, Steffen Gillom and Jesse Roaza, are trying to establish a Windham County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Their vision is to integrate and collaborate with other local social justice movements and work with them on local issues of racism and discrimination. Founded in 1909, NAACP is the longest running civil-rights organization in the United State. Its mission is to “ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons, and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.”
100 applications are needed to establish a formal NAACP chapter. Dues are $30. Membership forms are available at the Putney Library. Your support is needed.