The tragic death of Mr Floyd has rightly put a spotlight on the ongoing oppression of African-Americans in our country. We have seen an unprecedented outpouring of support for our community in the streets, and that outpouring has been mirrored by you, our new members.
We thank you all for showing your support by joining us!
We would like to give you an introduction to the Association, the Branch, our work, and how you can get involved, as well as answer any questions you may have.
President Maxwell will present a very lively and interesting program.
The NAACP San Diego Branch has not received the required authorization from National NAACP to organize a march to condemn the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. Branch bylaws require written approval from the “President and CEO and General Counsel” of the NAACP. The Branch is, however, already proceeding under its bylaws to take appropriate action to respond to this outrage; you will see the fruits of this action in the coming weeks.
San Diego Branch joins the country in support of the family of George Floyd in this time of sorrow. We continue to condemn the criminal actions of the Minneapolis police officers, and we demand swift and certain justice for the officers who deprived Floyd of his life and rights. We share the great sense of loss and outrage this murder has triggered in people of good will.
The murder of George Floyd is the latest incident in years of police misconduct; what sets it apart is the graphic evidence of this crime. We cannot forget other recent deaths or the years and years of mistreatment of communities of color.
National NAACP is conducting the #WeAreDoneDying campaign which advocates policy initiatives on several fronts: justice for George Floyd; criminal justice policy demands, including safely reducing the prison population; economic policy demands and health policy demands. The NAACP San Diego Branch urges you to go to https://www.naacp.org/ to add you voice to these demands.
Keep George Floyd and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Brian A. Bonner First Vice President NAACP San Diego Branch
Many people have contacted us regarding protests of the murder of Mr George Floyd. The NAACP San Diego Branch believes in the peaceful protest.
We have received information regarding a protest today in La Mesa. We have not confirmed this information, but are passing it along as is:
We encourage anyone who attends a protest to wear a face covering, practice social distancing and remain peaceful. We need every single one of you to survive the protest and continue to work for justice!
We will update this post should we learn about more plans.
We have received guidance from ACT-SO National as to how we can hold an online competition. It will be very different in some ways from prior years, but it will still celebrate the achievements of our amazing students, and will still allow them to win scholarships and a chance to compete at a national level.
There will be a MANDATORY INFORMATIONAL SESSION, also via Zoom. Details:
During this informational session, we will give you details about how this year’s Showcase is going to work, and requirements placed on our competition by our National organization. Some of these requirements include:
No spectators allowed in the Showcase, and no recordings
Competitors must be alone while competing; no one else may be in the room
The Zoom application must be used (it is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android)
Audio and video must be on at all times
Please ensure that you are able to use Zoom in advance of the mandatory informational session; instructions are available should you need them. Everyone is welcome to join the informational session; competitors must attend but guardians and other interested parties are encouraged to attend.
COMPETITORS MUST ATTEND THE INFORMATIONAL SESSION in order to compete. If you absolutely cannot attend on Wednesday evening, please get in touch ASAP.
If you have questions in advance of the informational session, please write [email protected].
Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday!
The competitions will be held:
Saturday May 23rd, 2020 2-4pm
Saturday May 30th, 2020 2-4:30pm
Humanities • Written Poetry Performing Arts • Poetry Performance • Contemporary Vocal Music • Contemporary Instrumental Music • Classical Instrumental Music
Visual Arts • Painting • Photography • Filmmaking STEM • Medicine and Health • Mathematics • Computer Science