Community Corner

A place to share events, actions, opportunities and accomplishments!

Tune in to BLACK TALK the third Monday of every month at 8:35am on KGNU.

Hosted by Michele D Simpson, “Black Talk” will center Black voices, thought, and vision. It will reflect the mission and values of the NAACP which are many and varied. Interviews, discussions about music and the arts, anti-Blackness, social justice, resilience and joy, challenges facing black individuals and families in Boulder County and beyond. The talk will be lively, fresh, and thought-provoking.

WHAT WE'RE working on

Our committees…

— Civic Engagement

currently working to facilitate all aspects of voter access and political representation using NAACP’s Nonpartisan Empowerment Program that promotes and protects civil rights.

— Criminal Justice

currently working for fair and equitable dispensation of justice for all by shedding light on racially-prejudiced policing, and advocating for the adoption and enforcement of policies that ensure a just system. Our goal is that Black and People of Color feel safe to move about our community.

— Education

currently working to eliminate racial inequities that are so prevalent in the education system and the dismantling of the school to  prison pipeline. The committee stands for: increasing resource equity, improving fairness in discipline, high quality teaching, and a challenging and affirming curriculum.

Up Coming Events

Freedom Fund Celebration with the Fisk Jubilee Singers

Fisk Jubilee Singers

WHEN: Sunday, November 7th, 2021 | 2:30 PM
WHERE: University of Colorado | Macky Auditorium
COST: Free, all are Welcome!

The Fisk Jubilee Singers® are vocal artists and students who sing and travel worldwide. 
The original Jubliee Singers® introduced ‘slave songs’ to the world in 1871 and were instrumental in preserving this unique American musical tradition known today as Negro spirituals.
They broke racial barriers in the U.S. and abroad in the late 19th century and entertained Kings and Queens in Europe. At the same time, they raised money in support of their beloved school.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers® continue the tradition of singing the Negro spiritual around the world. This allows the ensemble to share this rich culture globally, while preserving this unique music.

Black Talk: Race in the Workplace - DEI in Vivid Color

Thursday, May 6th, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented by
NAACP Boulder County and sponsored in part by
the Boulder Chamber

In the second of our Black Talk: Race in the Workplace series, NAACP Boulder County Economic Opportunity Committee presents DEI in Vivid Color, moderated by Annett James, President of NAACP Boulder County Branch.

With our esteemed panelists, Professor Emerita from San Francisco University, activist and educator Margo Okasawa-Rey, Senior Professional in Human Resources, Alexis Miles, and recent inductee to the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, Velveta Golightly-Howell, we will continue to candidly explore scenarios of race in the workplace, tools to recognize unconscious bias and how it manifests from the hiring process to workplace etiquette and beyond, to community sustainability for Black and POC hires.

Our Black Talk: Race in the Workplace Series is designed to be thought provoking, as well as to explore real-world scenarios and provide tools to eliminate bias in all areas of employment and staff building.

Please share with colleagues and join us for this exciting, timely, and informative event.

Founded in 1909, The NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization, boasting over 3,000 branches in the United States, and members throughout the world, who are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities.

Registration is open at no charge to all Boulder County business owners and their staff; a Zoom link will be provided to all registrants.

MLK CELEBRATION 2021!

“All Cultures One Voice”
The 16th Annual Dr Martin L King, Jr. 
Virtual Program – “Why We Can’t Wait.” 
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