On may 10th, Stand in solidarity
During Tuesday's monthly meeting, the NAACP welcomed Raman Gill, a criminal defense attorney. Gill introduced us to a case on which she is working and has asked for our help to gain justice for her client who was wrongfully arrested. The case, albeit fighting a small instance of injustice, is critical because it is these small instances of injustice that happen every day that allow for institutional racism to thrive. For this reason, and many more, Gill has asked that we pack the courthouse to stand in solidarity with her client. Details are as follows:
When: May 10, 1:30pm
Where: Travis County Courthouse, County Court at Law #9
The NAACP stands in solidarity with Raman Gill in her fight for justice.
At this week's monthly meeting, Austin NAACP President Linder said, "Our history is much more than slavery," as he introduced this article. Read more here.
Travis County overhauled legal representation for the poor, but lawyers are still overwhelmed
See full article in the Texas Tribune here.
On June 19th, the Austin branch of the NAACP will be holding the Captain Louie White Juneteenth Commemoration. Captain Louie White was a quintessential servant in the Austin Community for over 30 years. His work with the Austin Police Department paved the way for community policing, and his commitment to developing youths and adults in the African American community is unprecedented and unparalleled.
Want to learn more about this event? Check out our events page!
NATIONAL NAACP ANNUAL CONVENTION
This year's national convention is being held in San Antonio, Texas, so there is no reason not to attend! Want to learn more about it? Check it out here. Let's have the Austin NAACP bring the most members to this year's convention!
BUILDING BRIDGES TOWN HALL
Austin Community College Building Bridges Town Hall
Increasing Enrollment, Retention and Completion for Students of Color
Date: First Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 1:30 to 3:00pm
Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
1156 Hargrave St.; Austin, TX 78702; (512) 472-6932
Please join the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Alumni Network at the Building Bridges Town Hall as we discuss with the community the work we are doing to ensure ACC is welcoming of all students regardless of ability, race, gender, ethnicity, language, and sexual orientation.
For frequent updates, visit the Facebook page of Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder!