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					Bill F12-12                                                                Senator Dorian Williams
November 28th, 2012

            NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
                                 Civil Rights Tour 2013

Whereas, the mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all
persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination;

Whereas, the McNeese State University Chapter of the NAACP will be to serve as a voice for all
students of McNeese State University through campus and community involvement; to serve by
informing students of problems affecting minority groups through collective coalition building with
all student groups for the promotion of service and justice, as well as promote the appreciation for
ethnic and cultural diversity;

Whereas, the NAACP does collect dues from its members, dues are used as a part of national
membership requirements and cannot be used by the chapter; revenue from fundraising activities are
used to run cultural and social events throughout the semester;

Whereas, the NAACP at McNeese State University shall embark on a three (3) day tour of historical
landmarks that had significance during the civil rights movement, located within Birmingham AL,
and Atlanta, GA. Attendees will visit the 16th Street Baptist Church, National Civil Rights Institute,
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center, The Apex Museum, as well as a
tour of the entire Sweet Auburn District (a collection of landmarks that played a substantial role to
the Civil Rights Movement). Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and network with the
Atlanta branch of the NAACP - a branch essential to the further development of the McNeese
NAACP chapter;

The purpose of this Civil Rights Tour is to give members a more enlightened perspective of the
events that took place during the Civil Rights Movement, as well as an opportunity to make a more
personal connection with this time period that made a major impact on the African American culture;

Whereas, the approximate cost of this event for at least 12 people is $3,811.92;

Be It Therefore Resolved, the sum of $2,244.60 be appropriated from the Organization Assessment
Fund to defer the cost of lodging expenses (Best Western Inn Peachtree- Atlanta, GA).

_______________________                                           _________________________
      Davante Lewis                                                       Caleb Whalley
Student Government President                                      Student Government Treasurer

                                       Terence Delaine Jr.
                                   Speaker of the Student Senate

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