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Updated 2-28-2015

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Tuesday 31 March 2015
/ Martes 31 de Marzo 2015
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School superintendent's address to branch makes news

SPECIAL BULLETIN Feb. 16: Reno-Sparks NAACP President Patricia Gallimore was a guest on 50,000-watt KKKOH Radio (780 on the a.m. dial) at 4:00 p.m.

Membership Meeting Agendas
NAACP
Reno/Sparks Branch #1112
Phone: (775) 322-2992
P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510
Email: info@renosparksnaacp.org

Second Thursday of each month
Rita Cannan Elementary School / Multi-purpose Room
2450 Cannan Street * Reno, NV 89512
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m. / General Membership 7:00 p.m.

Next meeting 12 March 2015

Washoe County School District Interim Superintendent Traci Davis spoke at the general membership meeting of Feb. 12. Trustee Veronica Frenkel also attended, as did a surprise guest, Sen. Patricia Spearman, D-N. Las Vegas, who many will remember as the rousing keynote speaker at the branch's 2013 Freedom Fund Dinner.

Details of Supt. Davis' and Sen. Patricia Spearman's addresses from the Sparks Tribune

2015-16 officers and executive committee

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Reno-Sparks NAACP Facebook Page
INSTAGRAM: renosparks_naacp

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Patricia Gallimore, President (775) 746-9453
Andrew Barbano, First Vice-President (775) 786-1455
RenoSparksNAACP.org
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Washoe school superintendent addresses NAACP
First since 2009

RENO, NEV. (2-11-2015) — Interim Washoe County school superintendent Traci Davis will address the Reno-Sparks NAACP at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Rita Cannan Elementary School multi-purpose room, 2450 Cannan Street in Reno.

Washoe County School District Trustees Veronica Frenkel and Dr. Barbara McLaury will also attend. The district has endorsed Gov. Brian Sandoval's proposals to expand educational opportunities and funding. (Reno Gazette-Journal 1-28-2015)

The event marks the first time a superintendent has come before the branch since 2009.

Davis came to Reno after serving as one of several regional directors within the Clark County School District, the nation's fifth-largest. She has expressed interest in becoming permanent Washoe superintendent. (Reno Gazette-Journal 1-23-2015)

Now in its 50th year, Rita Cannan Elementary is one of the district's oldest schools.

The NAACP is the nation's oldest civil rights organization. Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112 was formally chartered in 1947.

UPDATE 2-12-2015 2:16 p.m. PST:

Trustee McLaury sends her regrets as she is unable to make it tonight due to an unforeseen conflict in her schedule. She sends her regrets. As of now, Trustee Frenkel will be attending.

Thank you!

Jennifer Caravantes
Board of Trustee Community Engagement Specialist
Washoe County School District

Details of Supt. Davis' and Sen. Patricia Spearman's addresses from the 2-17 Sparks Tribune

Dropout tracking restored: School superintendent ends practice of culling list.
“Traci Davis never wipes students out of the system.”
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 2-26-2015

Washoe's new school superintendent talks about her work.
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 2-26-2015

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BREAKING NEWS AND THEN SOME —>

Newlands race views debated
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 2-26-2015

The South Rises Again. Does Ira Hansen know about this?
3 states make MLK holiday a co-celebration honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Shaun King / Daily KOS 1-22-2015

Education Dysfunction Part LIII—>
Gov. Veto El Obtusè talks some trash
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-20-2015 Sparks Tribune


March 1961: Nevada civil rights vets and a pioneer take it to the streets


Above: [Photo caption from Sunday, 9 November 2014 Reno Gazette-Journal print edition] Bertha Woodard (1916-1999) and Eddie Scott take part in a March 1961 protest march in support of civil rights. The identity of the young girl is not known. (Photo: RGJ file / Life info added)

EDITOR'S NOTE: The sign the little girl holds reads "We want to be first class citizens". Anyone who knows her identity, the branch would appreciate knowing it along with any other information. Please e -mail First Vice-President Andrew Barbano. Thank you.

UPDATE 11-17-2014: Eddie Scott informs us that the little girl was named Mary Ann, a daughter of one of Bertha's next-door neighbors. Now, we just need her last name.

Emerson: Sawyer, Woodard put principles into practice
By Rev. John Emerson / Reno Gazette-Journal guest commentary 11-9-2014

 


Hiding in Plain Sight —>
NAACP education expos
és go mainstream 2 years later
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 3-27-2014

We Don't Need No Education XXXVIII —>
The politics of media ga-ga boosterism

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 3-20-2014 Sparks Tribune

Criticism of manipulated Washoe and Clark County graduation statistics validated
BREAKING NEWS: State illegally uses tax money vs. teacher tax vote
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 3-13-2014 Sparks Tribune

Progressive Leadership Alliance publishes biennial racial equity report card on state lawmakers
Las Vegas Sun 2-27-2014


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Membership Meeting Agendas
NAACP
Reno/Sparks Branch #1112
Phone: (775) 322-2992
P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510
Email: info@renosparksnaacp.org

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month
Rita Cannan Elementary School / Multi-purpose Room
2450 Cannan Street * Reno, NV 89512
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m. / General Membership 7:00 p.m.

2015-16 Officers and Executive Committee

Complaint Form
The NAACP cannot act without a written complaint

Membership Forms, choose format: .jpg or .pdf

Reno-Sparks-Washoe Education: Smoke & Mirrors

Saving Local Libraries

Voting Rights

Trayvon Martin Murder Archive

How to join / Annual membership / Donate

Links / History / Archives

Mission and Objectives

Meeting place and times

2014 News & Events

Annual César Chávez Day Celebration

Reno-Sparks Branch Past-Presidents Honor Roll

Reno-Sparks NAACP Facebook Page
INSTAGRAM: renosparks_naacp


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Purchase Freedom Fund Banquet tickets, donate to the branch or pay your membership dues via the secure EBay/PayPal system

Membership
Annual Dues: $30 for individuals
Please make checks payable to
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch
No. 1112
P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510

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Please click here or call 775-322-2992 for additional membership and sponsorship information.
Youth membership and corporate sponsorships are also available.

Dear Members and Friends: At left is a Save-Mart SHARES card. If you don't have one, please contact us to get one that's been coded especially for the Branch. You must obtain them from us, not at Save-Mart. It is a very important fundraising tool. Please use it at checkout whenever you patronize Save-Mart. Up to 3 percent of your purchase will be sent to the Branch. There is no cost to you. If you need additional cards for family and friends, just let us know.

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NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112

P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510
Phone (775) 322-2992

Contact: info@renosparksnaacp.org

2015-16 Officers

Patricia Gallimore, President
Andrew Barbano, First Vice-President/Webmaster
Jeffrey S. Blanck, Second Vice-President
Heather Hauskins, Secretary
Gale Sanders, Treasurer

Executive Committee
Lucille Adin, Lonnie Feemster, Donald Gallimore, Sr.; Kelli Gallimore, Jane Moon, Elder William Moon, Bertha Mullins, Frank Perez, Rev. William C. Webb, Larry Wilson


Membership
Annual Dues: $30 for individuals
Please make checks payable to:
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch.
Please send to the above address.

Please click here or call for additional membership and sponsorship information.
Youth membership and corporate sponsorships
are also available.
You may remit your dues of donate online through E-Bay's secure PayPal service
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Monthly meetings
Second Thursday of each month
Rita Cannan Elementary School

Multi-purpose Room
2450 Cannan Street * Reno, NV 89512
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.

Meeting agendas
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Useful Links
NAACP.org

Other Nevada Branches

OurStoryInc.com: "Contributions, heritage and culture of people who have not been well-represented in northern Nevada’s public image." Student-produced series supervised by former Reno-Sparks Branch President Kenneth Dalton, which led to the following article—>

African-Americans who have shaped Nevada
Several Reno-Sparks Branch members past & present profiled
Matthew B. Brown / Nevada Magazine Jan-Feb 2014


Nevada Humanities Civil Rights Gallery

History of Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
University of Nevada Special Collections

Alice Lucretia Smith, 1902-1990

The Nevada Black History Project


Nevada NAACP in the Civil Rights Era

University of California Oral History Project
1961 Interview with Tarea Pittman
NAACP West Coast Regional Director

History of Civil Rights in Nevada
University of Nevada Oral History Program

Includes links to the story of the fabled Las Vegas Moulin Rouge and the legacies of civil rights giants Lubertha Johnson, Gov. Grant Sawyer, Ralph Denton and Clarence Ray

Lubertha Miller Johnson (1906-1989): NAACP branch president, Nevada civil rights and womens' rights pioneer

Reno-Sparks Branch Past-Presidents Honor Roll

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Reno-Sparks NAACP 2014 Archive

Reno-Sparks NAACP 2013 Archive

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Reno-Sparks NAACP 2011 Archive

Reno-Sparks NAACP 2010 Archive

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