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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 Fisk Jubilee Singers
WHEN: November 15th, 2020 | 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.