Our Mission

We seek to engage, inspire, call-to-action, and occasionally agitate all the people of our community.

NAACP Mission

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. The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
  • 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

We have expanded to 200 plus members in two years, and our membership is steadily growing. Joining a committee is a great way to become involved and get to know people. By working locally, we are making an impact in our community.

— Civic Engagement

Registered voters and introduced a resolution to National NAACP that 16 and 17 old voters be able to participate in municipal elections across the country. 

— Education

Work is ongoing with the Boulder Valley School Board and Colorado State Board of Education to reject discriminatory private charter school practices.

— Criminal Justice

Our members reacted to racially motivated and excessive force police actions with a call for, and formation of a Police Oversight Task Force in collaboration with the city of Boulder.

— 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.

— 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.

— Housing

COMING SOON

— Boulder Youth Chapter

COMING SOON

OUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Annett James, President
Judy Huston, Vice President
Rob Stuart, Immediate Past President
Gabriela Kioupakis, Secretary
Darren O’Connor, Assistant Secretary, Criminal Justice Chair
Cherry-Rose Anderson, Treasurer, Civil Engagement Chair
Thomas Windham, Assistant Treasurer
Susan Pfretzschner, Communications Chair
Jude Landsman, Economic Opportunity and Freedom Fund Chair
Bettie Nunally, Membership Chair
Louisa Matthias, Education Co-Chair
Kristine Johnson, Education Co-Chair
Sepideh Miller, at Large
Glenda Robinson, at Large

NAACP STATE CONFERENCE

NAACP colorado montana wyoming state conference

The Boulder County chapter is part of the NAACP Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming State Conference. This group coordinates the civil rights activities of freedom fighters and game changing activists in our three states.

The NAACP CO MT WY State-Area Conference coordinates the civil rights activities of freedom fighters and game changing activists in our three state area in keeping with the NAACP’s mission:

  • 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

Rosemary Lytle, President
NAACP CO MT WY State Conference

Join Us

We meet on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Second Baptist Church of Boulder.

Our meetings often begin with a guest speaker on a variety of topics. Civic Engagement, Communications, Criminal Justice, and Education committees are actively engaged in working with our local community. Join us in creating change for the better.

Click the button below to go to our calendar of events, where you can RSVP.

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