Community Corner

The recent Vera Institute of Justice report on the power of the prosecutor in Boulder County showed that it’s not just policing in Boulder that leads more people into the criminal justice system and ultimately to jail. Despite the spoken values and much appreciated efforts at transparency and equal justice under the law in Boulder’s 20th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the outcomes are far from meeting the rhetoric. 
The Vera report concluded that “substantial racial disparities can be found in case filings, sentencing outcomes, and adult diversion referral” in the Boulder County DA’s Office. Coupled with the racial disparities in policing in the city of Boulder, the time is now for a town hall to learn more and speak to the need for more than transparency on these issues, but effective methods to end the disparities that are unacceptable.

The NAACP engaged recently in Boulder’s Reimagining Policing activity, but declined to continue participation when the process was judged to be a sham effort meant to legitimize a more of the same, status quo supporting activity.

Come hear, speak, and engage on these critical issues at a critical time for a discussion of justice. The event will be held from 3 to 4:30 PM at First Congregation Church, UCC, at 1128 Pine Street, Boulder.

For those who wish to attend online, please

DId you miss the NAACP 113th National Convention Rewatch?

For those who could not make it to Atlantic City, attendees joined the 113th NAACP National Convention virtually as we set the political, economic, and cultural agenda for the year. With several exclusive events available to virtual attendees and a live stream for public events, attendees were immersed in the convention experience from the comfort of their homes.

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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.

Did you miss an Ambassador presentation or virtual event?

Head over to our YouTube Channel and check them out!​

Past Events

Freedom Fund Celebration with the Fisk Jubilee Singers

Fisk Jubilee Singers
WHEN: Sunday, February 27th
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.

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