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2017 Fall Convention Speakers

Fall Conference Registration is now open!

It has been more than 50 years since the civil rights movement desegregated schools, lunch counters, and solidified the right to vote, yet we continue to witness the deaths of African American men and women at the hands of police. As a nation, we are witnessing a surge in hate, fear, and discrimination against Blacks, Latinos, women, and the LGBTQ communities. An uprising of young civil rights activists have united into one voice, one message and one goal: Black Lives Matter! The NAACP stands on the front line of defending and protecting the civil rights of the underserved.

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On October 7th-8th, the NAACP State Area Conference of Alaska Oregon and Washington will be hosting its two-day Annual Convention at the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood, Washington. We will celebrate past accomplishments, discuss current challenges, and unify around defending civil rights in our region. The pinnacle of the weekend’s event will be the Freedom Fund Celebration Dinner held on Saturday, October 7th.

Nikkita Oliver, Attorney and Community Organizer

Nikkita Oliver is a Seattle-based creative, teaching artist, attorney, and organizer. Her writing has appeared in the South Seattle Emerald, Crosscut, and the Stranger. She is the case manager for Creative Justice--an arts-based alternative to incarceration--and has worked for arts organizations such as Writers in the Schools.

Nikkita ran in the 2017 primary Seattle Mayoral race; during which she and the Seattle Peoples Party (SPP) ran incredibly successful 3rd party grassroots campaign.

Nikkita is the 2017 recipient of the University of Washington Women’s Law Caucus Outstanding Achievement as a Young Lawyer Award, the 2015 recipient of the Seattle Office of Civil Rights Artist Human Rights Leader Award. She opened for Cornel West and Chuck D of Public Enemy and performed on The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert.

Judge Joe Brown

Judge Brown was the first African-American prosecutor in Memphis City. Afterwards, he opened his own practice and became a judge at the State Criminal Court of Shelby County in Tennessee. His show "Judge Joe Brown" ran from 1998 to 2013 and has since been syndicated.

Washington Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal represents Washington’s 7th District and is committed to ensuring that every resident of the district has economic opportunity; fairness and equity; and safe and healthy communities. She is proud of the district’s role in leading the country on issues like the minimum wage, racial equity and innovation, and will work to support that work and lift it up as a model for the rest of the country. Her focus is on ensuring income equality; access to education, from early learning to higher education, including debt-free college; expanding Social Security and Medicare; protecting our environment for our next generation; and ensuring immigrant, civil and human rights for all.

Jayapal was the first South Asian American ever elected to the Washington State Legislature and the only woman of color in the Washington State Senate.