For over a century, the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. County Branch of the NAACP
has been promoting the dream of equality and opportunity for all.
Its not too late to sign up for ACT-SO!
We're are calling on all high school students in grades 9-12! The ACT-SO Committee is available to meet with any group or school to discuss the program. Contact Carolyn Riley-Payne, the ACT-SO chair, at 206-324-6600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
January 22, 2015
Former ACT-SO Participant, Ericka Pegues
ACT-SO winner has aspirations to be a Nobel Prize Winner
There are individuals who can truly impact a community simply by combining their natural gifts and talents with a willingness to use them for the good of others. 17-year old Erika Pegues developed a more effective delivery method of medicine to cancer cells which is now being used by the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center.
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Do You Know What To Do When Stopped By Law Enforcement?
Be safe not sorry! Secure and read the NAACP real world guide to interacting with law enforcement, "The 411 On The Five-O" brochure. Free copies are available at the Seattle King County NAACP Office (715 23rd Ave. S). Office hours are 10am-12:3pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. If you desire a copy and cannot stop by the office, please call 206-324-6600 and leave a message.
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If you have a Civil/Human Rights or Discrimination complaint that needs to be investigated, please click here for more information.
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Former President James Bible (42:00), President Hankerson (47:00) and Economic Development Chair Sheley Secrest (1:15:00) speak at a community forum on September 10th in SeaTac, WA in regards to the relationship between law enforcement and the community.
as we work towards a just, equitable and equal society.
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President Hankerson speaks to King 5 News on what the local perspectives are
about what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri as the Nation waits for the grand jury announcement.
Response to the Ferguson Grand Jury: Now, More than Ever, a Time for All Americans to Come Together and Demand Justice
Seattle, WA--On Monday, November 24, the Grand Jury returned a decision on the case of Darren Wilson, a white police officer responsible for the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American youth in Ferguson, Missouri. The Grand Jury, after three months of deliberation, returned a decision: No probable cause for indictment on any charges.
In response, the Seattle King County NAACP and OneAmerica released a joint statement:
“As Americans of all races and ethnicities we stand together in solidarity with the community of Ferguson. Foremost in our thoughts is the pain and frustration of the family of Michael Brown. While we stand in solidarity with Michael Brown's family, we also stand with all the families across the country that have lost loved ones at the hands of the police.
Last night’s decision affirms what our communities have unfortunately known for too long: that our criminal justice system is broken. What happened in Ferguson is not an isolated incident. It brings to the surface a stark and undeniable reality—that African American and Latino youth are far more likely to be imprisoned and killed at the hands of the police than their White peers. It is an epidemic, and it is the direct result of structural and institutional racism.
This is a time for non-violent and urgent protest. African American families and other communities of color have for too long lived under the experience of unaccountable police practices, racial profiling, excessive use of force, and the targeting of minority youth. The lack of any indictment in Ferguson brings a profound sadness, and demonstrates once more that the administration of justice is too often dependent upon one’s skin color, ethnicity or national origin. Too often, children of color are viewed not as full members of our communities, but as suspects or threats. And too often, the deaths of minority youth at the hands of the police go unpunished, demonstrating how little value society places on young men of color. Together, the Seattle King County NAACP and OneAmerica stand with the peaceful protesters in the streets of Ferguson and Seattle, and call for justice.”
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. More information about the Seattle King County NAACP can be found here: www.seattlekingcountynaacp.org
OneAmerica's mission is to advance the fundamental principles of democracy and justice through building power in immigrant communities, in collaboration with key allies. Learn more at https://www.weareoneamerica.org/
The Seattle King County NAACP serves both Seattle and King County. To find a list of the cities and towns included in King County, please click here.