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.
Come and support our local high school students, success and achievements. Students will be performing in dance, singing, poetry, photography and music composition.
Learn who the winners will be and who will represent Seattle King County ACT-SO at the National Convention to be held in Baltimore, MD.
Purchase your tickets early!
Tickets are $20 at brownpapertickets.com
Proceeds goes to support the ACT-SO Program.
South Seattle Emerald
"Despite a band of dedicated volunteers attempting to get the word out, not too many people know about the NAACP’s ACT-SO program. The Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, first began in Seattle in 1979 a year after it was first started at the Chicago NAACP branch by renowned journalist Vernon Jarrett."
Nomination for Black Education Matters Student Activist Award ~ Deadline May 1st
The Black Education Matters Student Activist Award fund offers a $1000 package to a deserving Seattle public school student who demonstrates exceptional leadership in struggles for social justice, and against institutional or structural racism. Student can nominate themselves, or can be nominated by a friend, teacher, coach, counselor, parent or others.
Seattle teacher Jesse Hagopian created this award with funds from his financial settlement with the City of Seattle obtained after he launched a federal lawsuit against the City and the Seattle Police Department when he was pepper sprayed at the Martin Luther King day rally in Seattle, 2015.
Criteria for selecting the awardee:
• Any student who has been enrolled for a semester or more in a Seattle public school.
• A student who has shown social justice leadership in struggles against racism—especially with an understanding of the intersections with sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamaphobia, class exploitation and other forms of oppression—within their school or community.
Application instructions: Nominees must submit required material by May 1, 2017, to be considered for funding.
• Applicant or nominee name and other requested information, see below.
• Clippings or links to evidence or stories about the student’s work, if available.
• In addition to the information in the form, send 2 letters of recommendation, each not less than 300 or more than 700 words each, describing the nominee’s work and why it is deserving of recognition and how the student’s leadership qualities may further social justice work in the future.
• Note there are no restrictions for how the Nominee uses the funds obtained through this award.
Endorsed by: As of 3/14/17
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