The NAACP has been committed since its founding in 1909 to racial justice education of the American populace. Over one hundred years later, we are still fighting to bring truth about American history to our children and exposing a segregated population to structural issues that keep that history hidden.
Our chapter exemplifies the tradition of interracial peoples working together for racial and social justice. With this project, we feel strongly that people from Black and Brown communities be present during lessons and activities to offer an authentic voice during classroom discussions in our mostly white communities. As such, it is important that we model this in our curriculum.
Browse the list of programs below. Click on the “LEARN MORE” to discover the details.
The Story of Us: Understanding Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Through Picture Books
A literacy program designed for elementary age children interacting with people of color as they read social and racial justice picture books.
Out of the Shadows: Investigating Soldiers from the Connecticut 29th Colored Regiment
A live performance based on the experiences of a Black Civil War soldier enlisted in the 29th Connecticut Colored Infantry Regiment.
Fearless Conversations about Racism
An enrichment activity where students interview peers about a racial justice topic such as Black Lives Matter, and then create a short film based on the interviews.
Dream Big Project
A program where professional people of color discuss their career and the obstacles they have had to overcome with children.
A diverse group of dedicated volunteers committed to serving our schools and community. They are ready to publicly tell their stories.
If you are interested in this program please complete our contact form to book the performance, classroom workshop, preparation, and follow-up materials. The classroom workshop will be presented by NAACP education committee members.