Black History Month - Event Spotlight!

February 25th - Black History in Boulder County Panel Discussion, 7pm to 8:30pm

February 26th - Black Panther Showing & Talkback, 5:30pm

February 27th at 6:30pm - 2021 Boulder County Black History Celebration

Hutchinson Black and Cook law firm is hosting the 1st in a series of community panel discussions that delve into racial exclusion in Boulder County and across the state. Register below. Discussions run form 7:00 pm to 8:30pm.

Conversation will be moderated by Quintard Taylor, a history professor at the University of Washington who specializes in African American history in the American West.
Panelists include Penfield Tate III, an attorney in Denver and the son of Boulder’s first and only Black mayor; Charles Nilon, an environmental science professor at the University of Missouri and the son of the University of Colorado Boulder’s first tenured Black faculty member, and Polly Bugros McLean, a media studies professor at CU Boulder who wrote “A Legacy of Missing Pieces: The Voice of Black Women of Boulder County.”
The event is free and open to all.  

NAACP Boulder County will be hosting a viewing and talkback of “Black Panther” 

Tickets to this drive in event are $31 per car and must be purchased in advance at the Community Cinemas website. 

This is a non-profit fundraiser supporting various area nonprofits
Movie Viewers can help out local restaurants as concessions come from Georgia Boys BBQ & La Vita Bella with a new world-renowned chef!
Great Movies for Families, Friends, and Date Nights!

Please join us as we celebrate Black History, and reflect on the countless contributions from members of the African American community.
The 2021 Black History Month Celebration will Include:
* Black History Culture and Education
* Performance by guest soloist, Rev. Nathaniel Black
* Lifetime Service Awards: Charleszine “Terry” Nelson and Dr. Warren Washington
* A Special Presentation by the Withers’ Collection Museum and Gallery, Memphis Tennessee.
Free to the public.  
 

NAACP MISSION Statement

The mission of the 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 race-based discrimination:

  • To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
  • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
  • To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
  • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
  • To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
  • To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.
Founded February 12, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s foremost, largest, and most widely recognized civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.

BOULDER COUNTY

Chartered in  2017, the Boulder County Branch of the NAACP works with advocates and agencies throughout the county on issues that affect our greater community. Joining a committee is a great way to share your gifts and talent, meet new people, and stand as an ally for justice and equity.

— Civic Engagement

We are committed to raising awareness and power through community forums and events to foster positive political, social, and economic change.

— Education

We are focused on the opportunity gaps between students of Color, students in economic need, and students learning English. We address structural racism within our schools, including  disproportionate discipline, bullying and special education identification of students of color as well as advocating toward more equitable longterm outcomes and access.  

— Criminal Justice

Our Committee actively engages with Community Members and Leaders, Students, City Councils, the Boulder County DA’s Office, Law Enforcement to guard against Civil Rights abuses and transgressions.

— Freedom Fund /
Economic Development

The Freedom Fund planning committee is responsible for organizing our branch’s annual fundraising event. While the event varies from year to year, the Freedom Fund’s primary goal is to financially support our local branch and work with community organizations whose mission align with ours.

— Membership

The primary focus of this committee is to recruit, retain, and engage members to strengthen and expand our presence in the community.

— Communication

The Communications team works to promote media content consistent with fundamental NAACP goals which include: the elimination of racial isolation and fear and the furtherance of multiracial and cultural understanding. Outreach to allies and membership throughout Boulder County, as well as the promotion of information and events, are top priorities.

Religious Affairs

The religious affairs committee (RAC) of the Boulder County NAACP is committed to following a moral compass in our pursuit of racial justice. We are made up of clergy and lay leaders who honor the commitment to the religious language of diverse faith traditions, while acknowledging that we need to view each other and our connections as one human family, living on a shared planet.

Housing

NAACP Boulder County is committed to and advocates for: the prioritized access to quality/adequate affordable housing; the proactive elimination of housing discrimination practices—including those that systemically pose barriers to securing fair housing (both public and private); and homeownership lending programs that purposefully accommodate qualifying families with low-to-moderate incomes.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Annett James, President
Judy Huston, Vice President   Dr Sheila Davis, Vice President 
Rob Stuart, Immediate Past President
Gabriela Kioupakis, Secretary   Sepideh Miller, Assistant Secretary  
John Howell,  Treasurer 
Cherry-Rose Anderson, Assistant Treasurer and Civil Engagement Chair
Darren O’Connor, Criminal Justice Chair

Sandra Daniel, Communications Chair
Alicia Graves, Education Chair
Jude Landsman, Economic Opportunity and Freedom Fund Chair

Kenneth M Flowe, Membership Chair
Dr Thomas Windham, at Large
Glenda Robinson, at Large
Madelyn Woodley, at Large
Velveta Howell, at Large 
Louisa Matthias, at Large

NAACP STATE CONFERENCE

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The Boulder County Branch is part of the NAACP Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming Tri-State Area Conference.

The NAACP CO MT WY State Conference coordinates the Civil Rights activities of freedom fighters and game changing activists within our three state area in keeping with the NAACP’s mission.

The CO MT WY State Conference holds quarterly meetings and leadership trainings throughout the Denver Metro area. All are welcome to attend. 

Rosemary Lytle,
President
NAACP CO MT WY State Conference

Attend A Meeting

We meet on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Second Baptist Church, 5300 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80303

Until further notice, due to COVID 19, the Branch has suspended in person meetings and is now meeting remotely via ZOOM.  If you would like to attend a meeting, please let us know by using the ‘Contact Us’ form at the bottom of this page. A link to the meeting will be sent to you. 

Our meetings often begin with a guest speaker on relevant topics, followed by Officer and Committee Chair reports, and time for discussion and community sharing.

Join us in creating change for the better.

Thank you !

NAACP Boulder County is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization. Contributions or gifts to this NAACP Unit are not tax deductible for Federal Income tax purposes.