President’s Update March 12, 2017

Greetings NAACP PA,

The NAACP PA is at the forefront of civil rights work in Pennsylvania. Your local Unit, and you as a member, are essential to our success.  Here is what happened this week.

The NAACP PA through its Education Committee has objected to the appointment choices for co-chairs of the task force for Cheyney University.  The NAACP PA position as to the imminent needs of the university include:

  • A permanent president with a vision for vigorous growth and strong systems management skills
  • A reconstituted Council of Trustees
  • A Chief Financial Officer
  • Expanded Curricula related to current professional workforce needs


Eighty-nine NAACP PA leaders from the Western Section met for a Mandatory Training make-up session in Homestead, PA. 


Training was led by Region IV Director, Jonathan McKinney.  Workshop training materials are posted on the State Conference web site. Good stuff. Check it out.

One significant learning outcome of the day: 

All local Branches should include on every meeting agenda and all published materials, the mission and vision of the NAACP.    Refer to this during meetings to keep members on track.

Invite people to join the NAACP.  Every member can and should recruit. Report memberships to National Office within 14 days.  Our numbers are our strength!

New material on Environmental Justice in from Penn Environment.  Check it out on the State Conference website here.


Stick to the Mission:

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.

Follow the Vision:

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

Yours in the work,

President: Joan Evelyn Duvall-Flynn, Ed. D.