May 2016

NEWS FOR YOU

May 2016

Monthly General Membership Meeting

Don’t forget we meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month for a two-hour update on local NAACP initiatives and statewide and national legislative developments. We’d love for you to join our growing ranks. Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, May 14th from 10 AM – Noon at the Kings Park Library in Burke (Supervisor Cook’s meeting room). Join a lively discussion of current issues and long-term goals. Let your voice be heard!

Fairfax County NAACP Names Education Committee Chair

Dr. Florine Murphy has been appointed as the Education Chair for the Fairfax County NAACP.  Dr. Murphy is a long-time Fairfax County resident whose children attended Fairfax County Schools.  The Education Committee identified three initiatives they would like to immediately begin to work on – closing the academic achievement gap for minority students; identifying pre-K facilities and reducing the waiting list; and eliminating the school-to-prison pipeline.

President Ginwright on Fairfax County Criminal Justice Advisory Board

Fairfax County NAACP President, Shirley Ginwright, will serve on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board, representing the Fairfax Federation. Ginwright sees this as an excellent opportunity to help committee members understand the issues facing minorities caught in the criminal justice system and the impact some laws have on their success as citizens.  Other members include the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney.

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