The Haywood County NAACP will be celebrating Juneteenth on June 17 at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville from 4 - 7 p.m. Other organizations such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee and the Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center will also be there. Please bring cookies for us to share at our booth by 3:30 p.m. Also bring lawn chairs and spend some time with us.
The national office of the NAACP is requiring elections at this time. On March 9th, members will receive a link to vote on our branch officers.
Haywood County NAACP always attends school board meetings and often speaks about issues for marginalized students during the public comment session. You are welcome to join us there!
The Haywood County NAACP and the Pigeon Community Center are teaming up to host a dinner for Black and Latino families in the county. The event will take place on Saturday, March 25th at 5pm at the Pigeon Community Center. If you are a member of these communities, please help spread the word. Dinner is free and door prizes will be awarded. We want to hear from our constituency!
If you wish to support our effort, you can donate a door prize, donate money, or volunteer to help with work. We still need people to help with set up and clean up on March 24 and 25. You can contact us via our email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next meeting will be on January 21. Please watch for news about events on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend on Jan. 14, 15, and 16. Details to come.
Don't miss the chance to hear Ta Nehesi Coates when he comes to UNCA/Asheville on February 28. Coates is the author of bestselling and award-winning books and essays including The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, The Water Dancer, Fear of a Black President, and Between the World and Me which is a letter from a father to his Black son about how to survive in a white world. Tickets are free, but you have to reserve a seat:
The Fall 2022 elections are coming soon. Your vote is incredibly important at the national, state, and local levels. As Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO stated, "Our power lies within our vote, and we become even greater when we put our collective power together at the polls."
Important Election Dates:
The Haywood County Elections website has details about voting locations and times as well as links to sample ballots.
If you would like assistance getting to the polls, please email us at email@example.com.