Congratulations to Victor Diaz as our incoming 2011-2012 President of the Greater Waterbury NAACP and new board;
Betty Johnson - 1 st VP
Avery Gaddis - 2ndVP
Byron Francis - 3 rd VP
Bernard Bailey - Secretary
Janelle Lesinsky - Treasurer
ANTI-DISCRIMNIATION POLICE/COMMUNITY FORUM
Have you ever been discriminated against? Do you want to understand the process and your rights? This is an opportunity to meet representatives from CHRO's investigative and legal staff.
The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) and co-sponsors Asian Pacific Affairs Commission, Greater Waterbury NAACP, Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission, the African American Affairs Commission and the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women are sponsoring an informational forum on anti discrimination.
The mission of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education.
Discussion topics will include discrimination, protected classes, intake, police/community relations, investigation, the law and the public hearing process.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Please encourage your friends, neighbors and relatives to attend this important and informative event on Friday, November19, 2010 at the Police Activity League (PAL) 64 Division Street Waterbury, CT from 5:00- 7:00 p.m.
For more information contact Cheryl Sharp at 860-541-3450 or Victor Diaz at 203-228-8147.
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Members wanted and needed NOW
As with any organization it is the members that make an organization credible and viable. Our strength grows with each new member. In the coming months, we will be engaging in an aggressive membership drive. We will be seeking new members who are concerned about the state of our community, our children's safety, schools, housing, jobs, banking practices and the justice system, the healthcare of our elderly, and working poor .
Please call 203 228-8147 for or down load a membership application. ... Mail with check to the NAACP Greater Waterbury Branch, PO Box 1147, Waterbury, CT 06721
Mr .Victor Diaz
Greater Waterbury NAACP Branch President
Daisy Bates Summit 2010
"Preserving Public Education, Ensuring Student Success" This summit serves as an integral part of our year-round training regimen for state and unit Education Chairs, helping them to build capacity to address local education issues. The summit will focus on the four-part agenda developed at our retreat in 2009 and amplified at regional conferences and the National Convention throughout 2010: securing access for disadvantaged and students of color to great teaching, fair discipline, equitable resources and a college and career ready curriculum.
Waterbury Named One of the Nation's 100 Best Communities for Young People By After speaking with you, I decided to reserve 4 tickets. ...also do you want me to paste America's Promise Alliance and ING Competition Recognizes Communities Taking Action to Help Reduce Local Dropout Rates and Create Brighter Futures for Young People Waterbury, Conn.-
The efforts of Waterbury civic and community leaders were honored today when America's Promise Alliance (the Alliance), the nation's largest partnership organization dedicated to youth and children, announced the city had been named a winner of the Alliance's 100 Best Communities for Young People (1 00 Best) competition presented by ING, a global financial services company and leading provider of retirement plans and programs for teachers. Its 20 10 recognition marks the first win for Waterbury in the competition. The 100 Best designation recognizes those communities that make youth a priority by implementing read more click here
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Latinos Filing Federal Suit Against East Haven
by Paul Bass
(Updated 10:40 p.m.)
East Haven is being slammed again for alleged brutality against area Latino immigrants, this time in the form of a civil rights lawsuit to be filed Tuesday in federal court in New Haven.
Students from the Yale Law School plan to file the suit on behalf of local Latinos who charge that East Haven police have violated their civil rights through, physical abuse, illegal search and seizure, and entering their homes and businesses without permission, according to Dermot Lynch, the lead law student on the case.
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November 18, 2010
The Executive Board of the Greater Waterbury NAACP will hold it's monthly meeting on Thursday, February 18th. at 6:30 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church , 137 Pearl Street, Waterbury . The general membership meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.
Cicero Booker Click here to view 2010 Annual Luncheon Pictures
Photos: Pekah Wallace, 2010 Humanitarian & Friends click here
NAACP has established a Haiti relief fund to aid relief work on the ground, and we have challenged our staff, leadership and local units to raise 100,000 dollars this week. This video explains how NAACP supporters can join our effort.
New Opportunities, Inc. has received a grant from the William Caspar Graustein Fund to hold a Community Conversation. A Community Conversation is just that, a conversation with the community. At the Community Conversation there needs to be a minimum of 100 attendees. This 100 must make up the demographics of Waterbury. Various income levels, ethnicities, religions, ages, schooling levels, etc. is needed to make the attendee list. The topic of the conversation is "The Challenges of Fatherhood in the 21st Century ". What we have recognized is the positive effects on the child that a father can have in both the child's life and their education. Decreased rates of drop out, less likelihood of repeating a grade, higher IQs, and greater economic and career success in later life to name a few benefits. However, there appears to be barriers to Father's involvement in their child's education. This is the point of the Community Conversation: identify those barriers and help create solutions. read more click here
Waterbury pushing contractors on hiring practices
BY MICHAEL PUFFER and PENELOPE OVERTON REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
WATERBURY — Despite years of warnings, contractors working for the city are still falling below the city hiring targets for women, residents and apprentices.
In the wake of complaints from the local branch of the NAACP, however, city officials are on a fresh drive to enforce the 10-year-old Good Jobs ordinance.
A Board of Aldermen committee formed to deal with the long-standing problem fired off warning letters this month threatening to fine or disbar three construction management firms from city work.
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Post University has established a scholarship program with the Greater Waterbury branch of the NAACP.
In partnership with the local branch of the NAACP, Post University will provide 10-$5,000 scholarships to qualified students who apply to and are accepted to Post University for the fall 2009 academic year.
The scholarships will be renewable for four years provided the recipient continues to make satisfactory academic progress. The funds will be made available to new freshman students who are accepted and enroll in Post's undergraduate program at its Waterbury campus.
Contact Greater Waterbury NAACP President, Victor Diaz at 203-228-8147.
OFFICIAL NAACP STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT RULING IN NEW HAVEN FIREFIGHTERS CASE The Supreme Court ruling Monday in the New Haven Firefighter case is a disappointing setback to civil rights in America, the president of the NAACP said following the decision.
“This decision is a step backward for equal opportunity in employment” said Benjamin Todd Jealous. “We are very disappointed in the courts’ decision to create a new flawed legal standard. It is especially disappointing both given the racially charged dynamic in many cities’ fire departments and given that the Supreme Court has refused to allow the New Haven department to meet this new legal standard before making their decision.” Jealous said. read more. African American Affairs Commission hosts new england slave traders’ descendent for apology read more click here