Upcoming Events and Announcements
(See our Calendar of Events for more details on committee meetings, etc.)
A Letter from our Branch President, LaDonna Sanders
Dear Fellow Alexandrians,
Over the last few weeks the country has had its eye on Ferguson, Missouri as a result of the shooting
death of Michael Brown. The Alexandria NAACP offers our sincerest condolences to the family
and friends of Michael Brown. The family has lost a young man due to gun violence, and we are
praying for justice to prevail. As protests continue all across the country we must be
reminded that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
The shooting of Michael Brown adds to a pattern of events in which law enforcement officers
have used deadly force as a solution when interacting with African-American males.
African-American communities have learned throughout history that the value (or lack thereof)
on black life in America is miniscule. Take a few moments to remember how the lives of Oscar Grant,
Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and John Crawford III were taken. Read more...
WANTED: Adult Advisor for Youth Council
All Youth Councils are required to have an Advisor in conformity with the rules of the Association. The Advisor must be a member in good standing of the Association, be at least twenty-five (25) years of age; reside within the vicinity in which the Youth Council operates and shall be in accord with the aims and objectives of the Association.
An Advisor can be very helpful in providing guidance to young people and sharing information. Advisors also help ensure continuity and stability of the youth unit. After your current leaders have graduated, an Advisor can help ensure that the organization stays on track and acquires new leaders.
Advisors should work with the Youth Council, but should not direct nor dictate the organization’s programs and activities. However, Advisors should be frank in offering suggestions, considerations, or ideas for the group’s discussion.
Please contact Jeanette Lightfoot at 703-772-9871 or Roscoe Lewis at 703-967-3641 for information.
Alexandria NAACP Meeting Dates
Alexandria NAACP will hold its Executive Committee Meetings at the Shiloh Baptist Church Office on Duke Street. General Membership Meetings will be held at different locations in the Alexandria Community, TBA.
The Mission and Vision of the Branch
The mission of the Alexandria Branch of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
The vision of the Branch is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.