NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington State Area

Our lives matter, Our vote counts

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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

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.

Photo credit: Seattle Weekly: Gerald Hankerson, President
NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference

News Highlights:

Is Development Possible Without Displacement? Huffington Post

Seattle Schools Make Opting Out of Tests Difficult, Activist Say, KUOW

Parents, Seattle school board looks to address standardized testing concerns, KING5

Construction & Destriction, The Stranger

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day: A Day of Service, KVTA

Hundreds honor King at annual Spokane march, Spokanesman Review

Portland State Students Want To Do More For Minorities On Campus, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Black Lives Matter: Oregon Justice Department searched social media hashtags, Oregonian

Behind the Shiny Veneer of Seattle's White Liberalism, Huffington Post

Civil rights groups blast parents opting their kids out of high stakes tests, why they're wrong, Washington Post

Corvallis Branch - The Freedom Fund Banquet Committee is looking for volunteers for a short-term commitment with long-term benefits to the Branch. This splashy banquet is designed to raise big bucks! Contact Dana Morris at for more information about roles.

Upcoming Events in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:


Anchorage Upcoming Events:
Freedom Fund Banquet
September 24th


Freedom Fund Banquet

October 21st from 6pm-9pm at the Adair Clubhouse.
Featured speakers: AOWSAC President Gerald Hankerson and public scholar Walidah Imarisha.

Soul Food Dinner

October 2016
A welcome to OSU students of color and a welcome back to returning schools. Come connect with NAACP members and leaders and learn how you can be involved in making a difference at OSU and beyond.


Ubuntu Multicultural Exposť
When: August 20th, 2016, Time TBD
Where: Edmonds Community College
Hosts: NAACP of Snohomish County, and more TBD.
All are Welcome

Links from 10th Annual African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) hosted by Oregon State University (OSU) on Tuesday, March 29, 2016:

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