Our mission is to achieve equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination and accelerate the well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color
A Message From the President
Dear Members and Supporters of the NAACP in Sandusky,
I am honored to address you as the President of the NAACP in Sandusky Ohio. As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, it is important that we remain steadfast in our commitment to fighting for justice and equality for all.
In the coming months and years, we will face many challenges, but I am confident that by working together and supporting one another, we can overcome them. We will continue to advocate for policies that promote social and economic equality, fight against discrimination and hate crimes, and support those who are marginalized and oppressed.
I encourage all of our members to stay engaged and active in our community. Attend our events, participate in our initiatives, and lend your voice to our efforts. Together, we can make a positive impact and create a more just and equitable society for all.
CIVIL RIGHTS AND FREEDOM FOR ALL
Sandusky, Ohio has a rich history of Black activism and community engagement that dates back to the 19th century. In the mid-1800s, Sandusky was a stop on the Underground Railroad, which was a network of secret routes and safe homes that helped enslaved Black people escape to freedom in the North.
One of the most notable Black activists in Sandusky’s history is Charlotte Forten Grimke, who was born in Philadelphia in 1837 and spent part of her childhood in Sandusky. She was an abolitionist, educator, and writer, and she used her voice to advocate for the rights of Black people and other marginalized groups. In 1862, she traveled to South Carolina to teach newly freed Black people, and she later wrote about her experiences in the book “Journal of Charlotte Forten: A Free Negro in the Slave Era.”
As one of the country’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations, it is crucial that our community understands and supports the advocacy work of the NAACP. We are an inclusive organization that values the input and contributions of all committed to supporting the vision and mission of the NAACP.
Education & Career Readiness
Education is the key that unlocks the door from cycles of poverty to wealth, and from despair to prosperity. We must serve as the advocates for our children to ensure they are receiving a high-quality and meaningful education. Our students of color must graduate being college and career-ready, and prepared to become productive members of society.
"THRIVE: IN MOVEMENT. IN CULTURE. IN COMMUNITY."
Know The Issues
Race & Justice
Advocacy & Litigation
Advocacy and litigation are often used together to achieve a common goal. Advocacy can help raise awareness and build public support for a particular cause, while litigation can be used to challenge unjust laws or policies and seek legal remedies for those affected. Together, they can be powerful tools for bringing about social and legal change.
An inclusive economy is an economic system that works for everyone, regardless of their background, race, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic status. It is an economy that promotes equal opportunity, reduces inequality, and provides fair access to resources and opportunities for all.
Know Your Rights
It is important for individuals from marginalized communities to be aware of their legal rights and to understand how to assert them when they are being violated. This can help to ensure that they are treated fairly and equitably, and that they are not subject to discrimination or mistreatment.
Environmental & Climate Justice
Environmental and climate justice advocates work to ensure that all communities have access to clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment. This may involve advocating for stronger environmental regulations, promoting renewable energy, and addressing the root causes of environmental degradation, such as industrial pollution, deforestation, and unsustainable agricultural practices.
Health & Well-being
There are many factors that contribute to health and well-being, including access to healthcare, nutritious food, clean water, safe housing, and a supportive social environment. Other factors, such as exercise, stress management, and social connections, can also have a significant impact on both physical and mental health.
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Fighting For You
P.O. Box 926,
Sandusky, OH 44870