The Fort Wayne Allen County NAACP will hold its End of the Year meeting on Friday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Community Center, 233 W. Main St. The public is invited to attend, join the civil rights organization, renew memberships and learn about group accomplishments in 2017.
Branch President Larry Gist and members of the executive board will discuss plans and goals for 2018. In recent months, the Fort Wayne branch has supported statewide Anti-Hate legislation, as well as speaking out against discrimination and inequality.
Recent programs have focused on youth development, health education, police engagement, faith community collaboration and community empowerment. The group’s most significant programs in the last year, include: Women in NAACP’s Annual Black History Brunch; National Black HIV Awareness Day; Youth Support and Mentorship (Cease Fire In Our Neighborhood: Join Our Gang); Urban Gardening; MLK Day Continuing the Journey, Youth Empowerment Seminar; voting rights; Intergeneration Project and the development of future leaders on our Youth Council.
NAACP continues to carry out the mission of advocating and securing, for all people, the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.
The public is encouraged to attend and bring their ideas, concerns and suggestions to the meeting and get involved. Refreshments will be served.