Panel Discussion – Environmental Racism:  How Does It Affect Us?

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SAVE THE DATE - January 23, 2021 @ 1:00PM! Join the Windham-Willimantic NAACP Environmental Justice Committee as we listen and engage with an expert panel on "Environmental Racism:  How Does It Affect Us?". We are honored and delighted to present such a preeminent panel to our community which includes Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Sharon Lewis, and […]

Speaker Event – Environmental Injustice: Imminent Threat

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The NAACP environmental justice committee is delighted to present our guest speakers Jacqui Patterson, National NAACP Environmental Justice Program Senior Director and Sharon Lewis, Director of Conn. Coalition for Environmental Justice. Ms. Patterson and Ms. Lewis have long histories of advocating about the environmental justice movement. Please join us in this rare opportunity to gain […]

Dr Stacey Close – Juneteenth: A Lesson in American History from 1:00-2:30pm

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Please join us to honor Juneteenth with Dr. Stacey Close! The Windham-Willimantic NAACP Chapter and the Willimantic Public Library invites you to attend Dr. Stacey Close's virtual presentation Juneteenth: A Lesson in American History.Dr. Stacey Close has worked in higher education for more than 20 years.  He currently serves as the Associate Vice President for […]

Save Energy & Money While Making Your Home More Comfortable

Killingly Library Community Room 25 Westcott Road, Danielson, CT

Join us for a presentation about Home Energy Solutions, CT Incentives and Rebates for Energy Efficiency Upgrades with Leticia Colon De Mejias. Leticia Colon de Mejias is the Founder and […]

Historical Workshop: The Lost Village of Voices – A New Narrative, Oct 2nd @ 10AM

Pomfret Community Center 207 Mashamoquet Road, Pomfret Center, CT

On October 2nd, in collaboration with The Last Green Valley’s Walktober (a month-long series of regional walks and other activities), Donna Dufresne will present The Lost Village of Voices - A New Narrative. Donna, an author and local historian, will highlight current research on the enslaved Africans and Native Americans buried at the Randall Higginbotham […]

$10

Meet The Candidates!

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The Windham/Willimantic NAACP invites the community to attend a virtual political roundtable. This event will allow you an opportunity to speak to the candidates, ask questions, and get to know what their positions are on issues of concern within the community. To register press link: https://bit.ly/3D25oJQ  

Historical Workshop: Waking the Dead – The Stories Told in Artifacts and Tombstones, Oct 23rd @ 9AM

Rectory School 528 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, CT

This historical workshop is a day-long symposium that includes presentations by keynote speakers Dr. Nick Bellantoni, State Archaeologist Emeritus; Dr. Sarah Sportman, State Archaeologist; Ruth Shapleigh Brown, Executive Director of the CT Gravestone Network; Michael Carroll, Director of Rediscovering History Gravestone Restoration. The morning program will begin at the Rectory School at 9 A.M. followed […]

$20

Historical Workshop: Uncovering the Past in Ancient Burial Grounds, Oct 30th @ 1PM

Pomfret Community Center 207 Mashamoquet Road, Pomfret Center, CT

Above image is from http://theancientburyingground.org/This workshop will begin with a presentation by Ruth Shapleigh Brown at the Pomfret Community Center followed by a tour of the Sabin/South Cemetery. A demonstration on gravestone carvers, lichen removal and safe cleaning of gravestones and the care of ancient burial grounds will ensue. Ruth Shapleigh Brown is the Executive […]

$10

Historical Workshop: Native American and African Descent Genealogy, Nov 6th @ 1PM

Abington Congregational Church 542 Hampton Rd, Pomfret Center, CT

Featured image above is from https://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/Genealogist William Fothergill will share techniques he learned while researching Ebenezer Bassett, from Litchfield, CT, who was of Native and African American descent and the first person of color appointed as ambassador to Haiti in 1869. The workshop venue is located at the Abington Congregational Church. William Fothergill, an Associate […]

$10

Black History: A Conversation with Four Community Leaders from Connecticut NAACP Branches, February 16 @ 6:00 pm

Black History: A Conversation with Four Community Leaders from Connecticut NAACP Branches Dwight Bachman, Public Relations Officer, Eastern Connecticut State UniversityPat Wilson Pheanious, Former Connecticut State Representative Hosted by Dennis O'Brien & Susan Johnson, Connecticut State Representative Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 6:00 -7:00 pm ET Tune into: Charter TV Channel 192