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Fairfax County NAACP • Unit 7066
New Officers for State NAACP
Linda Thomas, a twice President of the VA State Conference NAACP was elected President for the 2016-2017 Term. Joe Dillard, President of the Portsmouth NAACP, was elected First Vice-President. Incumbents retained secretary and treasurer positions. Thomas vows to bring needed change to the organization, to include better communication with the branches, support and developing or publishing policies.
Justice For Natasha McKenna
NAACP WANTS YOU!!
NAACP Looses Another Advocate
Mr. Leon C. Gamble, a Life Member of the Fairfas County NAACP, passed on Oct 23 at his home in Herndon, VA. Mr. Gamble was a longtime advocate for education and justice. He worked with the police department in building community relationships. In lieu of flowers, the Gamble family has requested donations be given, in his name, to the Fairfax County NAACP Scholarship Fund.
Change the Name Campaign Grows
Students for Change, a group of rising seniors (Ann Rowan, Cassie Marcotty, Marley Finley, Abby Conde and Lidia Amanuel) at JEB Stuart High School came together to demand a change the name, mascot, and colors of their school, named after Confederate General Jeb Stuart. The school was founded as a part of Massive Resistance, the policy implemented by school boards across the South to avoid integration following the Brown v. Board of Education hearing of 1954.
On Nov 13, approximately 40 students staged a protest to raise awareness and urge the Fairfax County School Board to #ChangeTheName of the school to Thurgood Marshall High School.
Nov 16, the School Board approved a recommendation to consider a "name change policy" at the Dec 3 meeting. This policy would enable school names to be changed for reasons other than a change in purpose or function of the facility. This meeting was attended by approximately 25 supporters, to include students. The name change will be discussed as an action item at the Dec 17 School Board meeting. We need as many supporters as possible at both meetings, Dec 3 and 17. Come and help advocate for a name change.
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BORN SUSPECT: Stop and Frisk Abuses: The Continuing Fight to End Racial Profiling. Download the NAACP report.
MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Join us on 12/12 at 10:00 am to discuss issues affecting our community and meet our officers & At-Large executive committee members!
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Meetings are held at 9002 Burke Lake Rd., Burke, VA on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to noon.
The rain held off as dozens gathered to call for justice in the death of Natasha McKenna, at the hands of Sheriff deputies in the Fairfax County jail. Attorney Harry Volzer read a statement from the family. Several of Natasha's brothers and sisters attended the rally. Remarks were made by the NAACP Mid-Atlantic Regional Director Mandla Deskins, VA State Interim Executive Director Jack Gravely, Charles 6X of the National of Islam, Salim Adofo of National Black United Front and the Fairfax County NAACP President Shirley Ginwright. NAACP Presidents Ladonna Saunders, Alexandria, and Phillip Thompson, Loudoun County, attended the rally. Ginwright has called for a Federal investigation into McKenna's death. http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/naacp-calls-for-change-in-fairfax/article_e08cbac4-688c-11e5-91d9-97fb9096ecfe.html
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