Chief Chris Connally was chosen to receive the 2016 Kelsy Beshears Racial Justice Award. His nominator said "St. Joseph Police Chief Chris Connally has taken a pro-active approach in trying to cultivate the understanding needed to build a solid foundation of communication lines in our diverse community."

Chief Chris Connally was chosen to receive the 2016 Kelsy Beshears Racial Justice Award. His nominator said “St. Joseph Police Chief Chris Connally has taken a pro-active approach in trying to cultivate the understanding needed to build a solid foundation of communication lines in our diverse community.”

Each Spring, we co-sponsor the Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism breakfast with the NAACP. During this community event, we award the Kelsy Beshears Racial Justice Award to an individual, group or agency for their work in the of area racial justice. We host periodic roundtable discussion groups on topics related to Racial Justice. Trained staff are also available to present workshops on diversity to workplace audiences and other groups.

To see pictures from the 2017 Stand Against Racism event, click here: Stand Against Racism 2017.

 

The YWCA St. Joseph, along with all the YWCA’s across the nation, continues to work toward the elimination of racism in our country – click here to read about our ‘Day of Commitment.’

You are welcome to join us.

St. Joseph Unit – Branch 4085 NAACP
Over 100 Years Strong

Contact – Charles Triplett, President – 816.671.9044

 Stephen Holdenried, Sr., Vice President – steves9112@gmail.com 816.244.0374

James Dodd, Membership – 816.233.2729

Mission Statement:

The Mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

 Monthly Meeting Location: The Community Room of Brookdale East Apartments, 3414 Messanie Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501

 Monthly Meeting Date: (Fourth Tuesday of each month) 6:30 p.m. General Meeting

local mailing address:
NAACP St. Joseph Unit – Branch 4085
PO Box 8561
St. Joseph, MO 64508
 WWW.NAACP.ORG

Clarence Green and Two Students

Chief of Police at Northwest Missouri State University Clarence Green received one of three Outstanding Community Service Awards for understanding and promoting cultural diversity. The other two recipients were Latoya Fitzpatrick, Director of the Multicultural Center at Missouri Western State University and Troop H of the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Objectives:

 The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be:

  •  To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
  • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
  • To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
  • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
  • To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
  • To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.

 St. Joseph NAACP Recent Accomplishments:

Voter Registration:  Over 500 new voters were registered for the November 2012 election.

Stand Against Racism:  Annual event cosponsored by the YWCA and the local NAACP held at Central High School where students stand against racism

 

Annual Black History Program

Juneteenth

Encourage Participation in the Local Election of School Board Members, Bond, and Levy Elections

Day of Commitment against Racism:  Cosponsored by the YWCA and the local NAACP held annually at the YWCA which includes:

  •  A pledge to eliminate racism
  • The awarding of the Kelsey Beshears Scholarship
  • Since 1997, a breakfast held at the YWCA where the community is welcome to celebrate and honor the recipient of the annual Kelsey Beshears Award