"Embracing Change" SC State NAACP Chapter Presents NAACP Week

Friday, November 06, 2009

NAACPThe SC State University Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will embrace change this week. NAACP Week is taking place now on the campus of SC State and will continue through Friday, Nov. 6, 2009.

 

This year’s theme is “From a Past Time of Struggle to a Present Time of Change.”

 

“SC State’s NAACP Week is a week where we utilize our mission as a collegiate division, to enrich the lives of our peers by creating awareness for problems that affect the African-American society,” said Preston Zimmerman, president for SC State’s Chapter of the NAACP.

 

The NAACP was founded on Feb. 12, 1909. The NAACP's principal objective is to ensure political, educational, social and economic equality of all persons and to eliminate racial prejudice. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic process. It is the nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots–based civil rights organization.


The mission of SC State’s NAACP is to inform youth of the problems that are affecting African-Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, educational, social and political status of African-Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other people; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop intelligent and effective youth leadership.


The SC State Chapter of the NAACP will display their mission and the NAACP’s principal objective during NAACP Week. NAACP Week will be filled with fun and enriching activities.

The following activities will take place during SC State’s NAACP Week:

 

Monday, Nov. 2, 2009

Health Forum- Are You In Good Health?

K.W. Green Student Center (Bulldog Lounge)

7 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009

Jazz/ Open Mic Session

K.W. Green Student Center (Bulldog Lounge)

7 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009

HIV Testing

K.W. Green Student Center

3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 

HIV Health Forum

Belcher Hall 4th Floor Auditorium

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

Membership Drive throughout the campus of SC State

$10 this semester only

 

Black Relationships Forum

Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium

 6:30 p.m.

 

Friday, Nov. 6, 2009

“Party with a Purpose” W.E.B. DuBois Scholarship Fund

Smith- Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center

 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

$4 with SC State College ID, $3 with a canned good

 

(During “Party with a Purpose,” a Wal-Mart gift card drawing will take place at 10 p.m.)

 

For additional information on SC State’s NAACP Week, contact Preston Zimmerman at pzimmerman1@scsu.edu.