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WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO
— Civic Engagement
Our Civic Engagement Committee is part of the national Turn Out 2018 campaign to register voters and increase turnout for the 2018 midterm elections. We are a registered Voter Registration Drive. We are canvassing door to door to help inactive voters update their registration. We are engaging with faith communities and community organizations to educator voters. We also hosted multiple candidate forums for local 2017 elections.
— Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice Committee has focused on engaging with the district attorney and the Boulder Valley School District around School Resource Officers. We are working to get Know Your Rights training into all Boulder County schools.
The Education Committee is focused on the opportunity gaps in the Boulder Valley and Saint Vrain Valley School Districts. Students of Color, students in economic need, and students learning English score significantly lower than their counterparts on standardized tests and show lower academic growth.
— Freedom Fund / Economic Opportunity
Our events aim to educate, bring awareness, and further the mission of the NAACP. We work to break down the barriers that separate us and build alliances that are more equitable. Events such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day programs and our quarterly movie series are opportunities to educate and engage our community. The annual Freedom Fund event is a benefit that finances the work of our branch.
Freedom Fund Celebration with the McIntosh County Shouters
WHEN: June 23, 2019 | 2:30 PM
WHERE: University of Colorado | Macky Auditorium
COST: Free, but please register below | Children and Families Welcome!
The Shouters are direct descendants of the “Ring Shout” and have been performing it their entire lives. The Shouters’ mission is to preserve and protect the rich Gullah Geechee heritage by educating audiences young and old about the “Ring Shout” and life during slavery. The Shouters believe that through the telling of stories and performing, the memories and the rich heritage are kept alive.
The McIntosh County Shouters are revered by educators, ethnomusicologists, and historians in the United States and around the world. They are recipients of numerous honors and awards.
Supported by the Boulder Arts Commission, the City of Boulder Human Relations Commission, and Macky Auditorium.