The NAACP was formed partly in response to the continuing horrific practice of lynching and the 1908 race riot in Springfield, the capital of Illinois and the birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln. Appalled at the violence that was committed against blacks, a group of white liberals that included Mary White Ovington and Oswald Garrison Villard (both descendants of abolitionists), William English Walling, and Dr. Henry Moscowitz issued a call for a meeting to discuss racial justice.
Some 60 people, seven of whom were African-American (including W.E.B. DuBois, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and Mary Church Terrell), signed the call, which was released on the centennial of Lincoln's birth. Since then, the NAACP has grown into being the nation's oldest, largest, and most widely recognized grassroots based civil rights organization.
The NAACP has changed America’s history. Since its founding in 1909, NAACP has played a critical part in the nation’s civil rights movement:
The NAACP National Convention is an empowering and immersive experience held each year to celebrate our community's collective power. The Convention attracts innovative change-makers, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, scholars, entertainers, influencers, and creatives to network and exchange ideas.
See you in Boston this July for the 114th NAACP National Convention!
The CA/HI NAACP Day at the Capitol serves as a platform for mobilizing communities, advocating for policies, and promoting dialogue between lawmakers and the NAACP, all with the goal of advancing civil rights and equality for African Americans and people of color. Our voices were heard and presence was felt!
Through the Day at the Capitol, the youth of the NAACP gain invaluable firsthand experience in mobilizing communities, advocating for policies, and actively participating in the democratic process. Their presence and voices leave an indelible impact, sending a powerful message of determination, unity, and resilience in the pursuit of civil rights and equality. This immersive experience equips them with the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to become effective leaders, capable of driving transformative change in their communities and beyond.
Furthermore, the youth took part in impactful discussions with legislators, policymakers, and influential community leaders. These dialogues provide an invaluable platform for them to articulate their perspectives, share personal experiences, and advocate for the needs and rights of their communities. By engaging directly with decision-makers, they gain firsthand experience in navigating the complexities of legislative processes and policy advocacy.
The NAACP Stockton Branch and Youth Council had a successful advocacy day at CA/HI NAACP State Conference Day at the Capitol! Our Priority Legislation:
AB 1165 (McCarty): Addresses racism on school campuses by strongly encouraging schools to implement restorative justice practices in response to instances of racist bullying, harassment, and intimidation.
Ab 1327 (Weber): Requires the CA Department of Education to develop, in consultation relevant stakeholders, a discrimination or harassment that occurs at High School sporting games or sporting events, annually report the information from completed incident forms as statewide totals on their internet website.
AB 673 (Bradford): Provides Law Enforcement with an additional tool…an ”Ebony Alert” to disseminate timely, accurate information to engage the public and the media to more effectively assist with locating Black Youth and young women that are missing persons.
AB 742 (Jackson): Will prohibit the use of police canines for arrest, apprehension, or any form of crowd control.
SB 267 (Eggman): Prohibits the use of a person’s credit history as part of the application process for a rental housing accommodation without offering the applicant the option of providing alternative evidence of financial responsibility and ability to pay in instances in which there is a government rent subsidy.
AB 919 (Kara): This bill would establish a statewide policy, giving tenants, local public agencies, and mission-driven nonprofits the first opportunity to purchase rental housing properties when owners put those properties up for sale, and a right to match an offer on those properties made by third party to encourage permanent affordability.
23rd Annual Woman of Color and Man About Town Gala
The Executive Committee of the NAACP Stockton Branch takes great pleasure in actively participating in various community events that celebrate and acknowledge greatness. This past weekend, we had the honor of supporting and enjoying the 23rd Annual Woman of Color and Man About Town Gala. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the African American Chamber of Commerce for organizing and hosting such a successful event. It was a joyous occasion where we celebrated the achievements and contributions of exceptional individuals in our community. The NAACP Stockton Branch Executive Committee believes in fostering unity, empowerment, and recognition within our community, and we look forward to continuing our involvement in events that uplift and highlight the achievements of all individuals.
The NAACP Stockton Branch Executive Committee played an active role in the city's affairs by advocating for the rights and addressing issues that specifically impacted people of color. Their efforts were widely recognized, and this became particularly evident during a significant public event, where the press and media eagerly covered their involvement.
The event served as a testament to the Committee's dedication and their significant role in advocating for equity and justice. The press and media coverage not only elevated the Committee's voice but also brought public attention to the issues affecting people of color in the community. Through their active involvement and the media's amplification, the NAACP Stockton Branch Executive Committee made a lasting impact on the city, leaving an indelible mark in the pursuit of a more inclusive and equitable society.
The Annual NAACP Prayer Breakfast was a good time! It was a time of Prayer and Reflection. We appreciate the inspiring message from our Keynote Speakers Rick L. Calender, President of CA/HI NAACP State Conference. We had the opportunity to connect with members of the community who are passionate about social Justice! ⠀
The Stockton Branch of the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People Proudly Presents their Annual Religious Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the 2101 E Earhart Ave in Stockton at 8:00 am. Local pastors, officers and members of NAACP and concerned citizens of the San Joaquin County offer glimpses into their daily expressions of faith through testimony, prayer, praise and worship. Click Below to Register for your Ticket!
The purpose of this Prayer Breakfast is to promote prosperity and good health throughout the community and encourage local congregations to be involved with the NAACP, the oldest civil rights organization in the United States. The Stockton NAACP Branch will also recognize key members in the community for their hard work and dedication to the civil rights movement. Potential members will also enjoy a short program highlighting accomplishments of the Stockton Branch of the NAACP and Citywide prayer for our city, state, and country.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Stockton Branch is celebrating 91 Years of Service in the Community. Our members throughout the San Joaquin County are front line advocates for civil rights, social justice and equal opportunity under law. Please come in prayer with us for our community to continue in making a difference within the community.
Our Keynote Speaker is Rick Callender, The CA/HI NAACP State Conference President and serves on the National Board of Directors. Mr. Callender earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Technology with an emphasis in electronic and computer technology from California State University, Chico.
He completed all coursework for his Master of Arts in Public Administration from San Jose StateUniversity, earned his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern California University School of Law, and is a member of the California State Bar. Callender is the Chief Executive Officer of Valley Water where he oversees an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water; flood protection; and environmental stewardship of waterways for Santa Clara County's 1.9 million residents.
Join us this Saturday at our Monthly Membership Meeting at 10:00 am. Our guest speaker will be Mark Dennings, Chief Deputy District Attorney of San Joaquin County. Meet with the newly appointed San Joaquin County Chief Deputy District Attorney.