Alaska Oregon Washington State-Area Conference

The Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference (AOWSAC) of the NAACP is dedicated to improving the political, educational, social and economic status of all persons, eliminating racial prejudice, and keeping the public aware of the adverse effects of discrimination at the state level.

We have 13 local unit Branches and multiple youth councils, high school councils and prison Branches throughout Alaska, Oregon and Washington committed to addressing issues of discrimination and inequality affecting members in our communities and at the state level.

With this site, our goal is to provide you with information on local Branch events, and links to current news stories featuring AOWSAC’s advocacy efforts.

With the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the need is greater than ever for the NAACP to continue our voting rights advocacy and registration program.

On September 13th - 15th, the NAACP State Area Conference of Alaska, Oregon and Washington will be hosting its two-day Annual Convention at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Spokane, Washington. We will elect new officers and celebrate Spokane NAACP's Centennial! The pinnacle of the weekend’s event will be the Centennial Celebration Dinner held on Saturday, September 15th.

In today’s political/social climate, racial tensions continue to be at an all-time high. We’re witnessing more divisiveness in this country unlike we’ve seen since the Civil Rights Era, where NAACP desegregated school, lunch counters and solidified the right to vote. We continue to see racism, bigotry and white supremacy on the rise and must be confronted. Starting TODAY, we must stand together, UNITED against hate, bigotry and those who stand in the way of racial, social and economic progress.

As the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the NAACP is most experienced and best equipped to combat discrimination, protect & defend Civil Rights for all of our communities. Our volunteers, who include a growing youth membership, are actively engaged in working with community leaders to call on local, state, and national elected officials to protect the progress we have made towards equality.

Please join us in our work by attending the workshops, keynoted lunch by Sandy Williams, or the Spokane Centennial Celebration Dinner keynoted by Danny Glover and Nina Turner on September 14th.

If you have any questions about the event, or about the NAACP, please contact Serena Satoran, Communications Chair at

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Grant Writer? Our branch is in need of Grant Writers to make possible projects important to our community and branch. Please contact Angel if you have experience, or are willing to learn, and have time to give.


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