2011 Black 2011 Sponsored by the Spokane NAACP Agenda Summit Black Agenda Summit Voices of the community are concerned about: education, jobs, politics, communication, legal services and social services We care Workshop Facilitators Let’s Make It Happen! This Black Agenda Summit is sponsored by the NAACP. The DATE: July 30, 2011 objective is to create a coalition Session 1 - Rev. Donnie Stone of organizations and concerned Robert Lloyd PLACE: Spokane Falls James Wilburn citizens to address the critical Dorothy Webster Community College issues of today, which negatively impacts the African American TIME: 9 – 5 PM Sessions 2 - Dr. Roberta Wilburn community. We encourage you Rev. Jimmy Pierce to help us bridge the gaps that Evelyn Anderton exist in our community so that James Wilburn we can together climb the ladder of success. Spokane Falls Community College 3410 West Fort George Wright Drive Building a better and Spokane, WA 99224 stronger community Please email any inquiries to: Spokanenaacp@yahoo.com www.spokanenaacp.org Committee Workshop Sessions Workshops Session 2 Session 1 SOCIAL SERVICES JOBS Health care Protest against building of prisons Senior citizen support This Summit will form a Lack of jobs for convicted felonies Youth support solid and enhanced Lack of jobs in the community African American community. EDUCATION Economic development Create/establish & maintain good COMMUNICATION relationships/programs with the Spokane How it began Lack of Black media access (i.e. Public School Districts February 21, 2011 the NAACP hosted a internet, newspaper & TV) Provide more support to our children forum “LET’S TALK”. The focused issues How to support or provide more Encourage/influence more parent involvement were education, jobs and police abuse. It was cultural exposure recommended (as African Americans) that LEGAL SERVICES we, must bridge the gaps that exist in our POLITICS Police abuse community. After the NAACP assessed the Government awareness (City, County, concerns expressed at the forum, together State and Federal Level) Civil and Human Rights with other concerned African American Access to legal support Global involvement individuals and organizations it was decided that the next step would be to create a Black Agenda. The format to create this agenda We hope by the conclusion of would begin by uniting the African American the workshops we will have community in a day of work sessions assembled a coalition of strong, developing solutions and a plan of action that enthusiastic and influential community organizers willing to strengthens us. One of the most important work on implementing plans goals we want to accomplish from this that identify positive and summit is a coalition of organizations that are effective solutions to improve willing to work on resolving the issues in our the quality of our lives. community.
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