2020 News & Events
NAACP
Reno/Sparks Branch #1112
Phone: (775) 322-2992
P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510
Email: info@renosparksnaacp.org

Reno-Sparks NAACP executive committee and general membership meetings
Second Thursday of each month
Northern Nevada Hopes
Third Floor Community Room
580 W. 5th Street * Reno, NV 89503
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.

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The Branch press release announcing the event delivered not only contributions which paid for program printing at a surplus, but also scored KOLO TV-8 news in addition to the following.
Great work, everyone.
FEATURE STORY: STATE OF HEALTH

Reno-Sparks NAACP hosts new annual symposium to discuss health care
By Jeri Chadwell / News Editor / Reno News & Review 2-20-2020

BLUE-CHIP SPEAKERS FOR A GREEN BLACK HISTORY MONTH
NAACP hosts Health & Environmental/Climate Justice Symposium
9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. / Saturday Feb. 15 / University of Nevada-Reno / Student Union / 4th Floor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / 2-11-2020

FOR EVENT INFORMATION CONTACT
Lonnie Feemster (775) 722-0042
Patricia Gallimore (775) 846-2952

FOR PROGRAM AD INFORMATION (DEADLINE YESTERDAY)
Andrew Barbano
(775) 786-1455

RENO — The Reno-Sparks NAACP's major Black History Month event happens this Saturday at the University of Nevada. the Reno-Sparks Branch's Inaugural Health & Environmental/Climate Justice Symposium.

Blue chip panels of experts will speak and answer green questions on the (figuratively and literally) burning health issues of our time.

Attendance is free and lunch will be provided at no charge for the first 100 who make reservations at (775) 322-2992. Attendees may park at no charge in the nearby Brian Whalen or Stadium West garages.

After event expenses, proceeds will be earmarked for the Branch scholarship fund.

Dr. John Wynn and the late Pastor Live M. Tau will be honored with achievement awards. A complete agenda and list of speakers may be accessed at RenoSparksNAACP.org/

The Reno-Sparks Branch is one of only 10 affiliates in the nation to receive foundational funding through a grant from the newly established NAACP Environmental/Climate Justice Program. Local sponsors include the UNR School of Medicine's Sanford Center on Aging, the City of Reno and the Washoe County Health District.

Reno-Sparks Branch No 1112 will celebrate its founding at its 75th Anniversary Freedom Fund Dinner this coming October. An array of other events involving the US Census, voter education and registration, among others, will be announced as they are finalized. Next up: Nevada César Chávez Day XVIII, May 30, 2020, at the Atlantis Resort.

CWA 9413/AFL-CIO

 


Reno-Sparks NAACP UNR Symposium Agenda 2-15-2020


Foundational funding by a grant from the NAACP Environmental/Climate Justice Program.
The Reno-Sparks Branch has been honored as one of 10 inaugural recipients.

For further information, luncheon reservations and/or contributing to support the event, call (775) 322-2992 or e-mail Patricia Gallimore or Janet Serial. Thank you.

 

 

MLK weekend events

NEW JIM CROW AUTHOR: "Everything has changed and nothing has changed"

INJUSTICE ON REPEAT: From mass incarceration to mass deportation, our nation remains in denial
By Michelle Alexander / The New York Times / Jan. 17 & 19, 2020
Printable text version

Ms. Alexander has just released the 10th anniversary edition of her seminal bestseller, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness," from which the above is adapted.

READ IT. PRINT IT. POST IT. CIRCULATE IT. IT'S IMPORTANT!

 

 

Hot off the press: "The Westside Slugger"
The life and times biography of Joseph M. Neal, Jr.

Nevada's first African-American senator

By Nevada Press Association Hall of Famer John L. Smith
Published in January 2019 by the University of Nevada Press

 

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