At 103-years-old, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is one of the longest operating grassroots organizing entities for change and justice in the country.
The NAACP will host their fall convention, which represents the three states of Washington, Alaska and Oregon, on Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
The weekend conference will include breakfast meals, multiple workshops and a luncheon with regional keynote speaker Director Sean Dugar on Saturday. Later that day, Myrlie Evers- Williams, widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, will speak at the conference banquet at 6:30 p.m.
Since her husband’s murder in 1963, Evers-Williams fought tirelessly to bring justice to his killer and has become a civil rights activist in her own right. In 1995, she was elected NAACP Chair of the Board of Directors, where she worked to restore the tarnished image of the organization.
For more information, visit naacpvanc.org or call 360-993-4500.