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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.

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.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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

Susan Pfretzschner, Communications Chair
Jude Landsman, Economic Opportunity and Freedom Fund Chair
Kenneth M Flowe, Membership Chair
Louisa Matthias, Kristine Johnson, Alicia Graves, Education Co-Chairs
Sepideh Miller, at Large
Glenda Robinson, at Large
Madelyn Woodley, at Large
John and Velveta Howell, 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.