What is ALLIED?
Alliance of Leaders Leveraging Involvement to Eradicate Discrimination
ALLIED is a new campaign created by the NAACP of Snohomish County's Adhoc Committee for Community Action in response to the Stop the Hate and Do Something Vigil. The purpose is to identify individuals, organizations, businesses, and institutions that stand against hate and discrimination.
Dear ALLIED Participants,
The Snohomish County Branch of the NAACP invites you to attend the second in a series of facilitated community conversations. The objective continues to be forming alliances and preparing strategies to resist escalating threats to civil and human rights. As a leader in Snohomish County, we hope you are available to continue this conversation.
In our current environment, it is easy to become polarized. Now more than ever is the time to work through issues, to impact our community in a productive and civil manner. It is our belief, that although we come from many backgrounds, the majority of Snohomish County residents want a safe and respectful community, where their families can thrive. ALLIED is a model for creating this successfully with community engagement.
The transcripts of the discussion topics as well as the framework we are working from can be found at http://www.naacp-snoco.org/allied/. The intent of this event is to work in smaller groups and begin action planning, by building on the outcomes of the prior meeting. It would be helpful if you review the topics that you would like to address prior to attending.
This event is open to all Snohomish County residents willing to engage in civil discourse, seek common ground, and develop proactive solutions.
We are looking forward to your participation in ALLIED.
Janice R. Greene, PhD
President, NAACP Snohomish County Branch
ALLIED Coalition Topics
Please find the rough transcriptions from ALLIED Coalition Event that was held on January 28th.
Please stay tuned for the next ALLIED Event
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INVITATION FOR INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND BUSINESSES TO PARTICIPATE IN “ALLIED” CAMPAIGN TO COUNTERACT POLITICAL DIVISIVENESS AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE
NAACP of Snohomish County creates branding to stand against hate
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., January 4 - The NAACP of Snohomish County creates ALLIED (Alliance of Leaders Leveraging Involvement to Eradicate Discrimination) to brand the movement against public displays of hate, bigotry, and social injustice. The organization aims to create a network of community members during a commencement event on January 28th, 2017 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Evergreen Middle School (7621 Beverly Ln, Everett, WA 98203). The event will be facilitated and is an opportunity to network and activate with others who are energized in the wake of recent events.
In July 2016 after the string of racially charged events, President Greene of the NAACP of Snohomish County created an initiative to proactively address relations between communities of color and local authorities. An approach was conceived, to coalesce community action, create relationships with police, and to work with city administrators to prevent further degradation in community relationships. After the election the community action group came up with an idea to identify allies in the community who will protect and stand against threats to civil liberty using the logo.
Pres. Greene is quoted saying “It is becoming apparent that some people have taken the results of the 2016 election as a license to act out on a multitude of ‘isms’ and phobias. Hate speech, threats, even physical attacks are becoming more prevalent. Divisiveness is at the root of this dysfunction and it will take individual courage and commitment to move forward together. We must keep our community strong and safe”
The NAACP of Snohomish County has been working since 2005 to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons of Snohomish County and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. The ALLIED campaign is their latest effort in making all members of Snohomish County safe. If you would like more information about the event or organization you are encouraged to reach out to the local chapter of the NAACP on the web or Facebook.