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.
The Snohomish County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP-SCB) is hosting its third ALLIED event on Saturday, September 16th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek, WA. The NAACP-SCB invites leaders, public and private, as well as community members to participate in this county-wide event.
ALLIED stands for the Alliance of Leaders Leveraging Involvement to Eradicate Discrimination. ALLIED is a coalition of participants ranging from community members to local politicians, from leaders of business and nonprofit organizations to those who manage public services such as our schools and police, all coming together to proactively shape the community through dialogue and action.
The ALLIED initiative was an NAACP SCB idea that came from a community response to the deaths of Philando Castille, Alton Sterling, and the five Dallas Police Officers who all died in 2016 because of racial tensions with police. The first ALLIED event had over 200 participants and subsequent events have shown that ALLIED events are a safe space for all to come and participate.
During ALLIED’s last event, groups organized action items to address hot button issues in the community. At this month’s event, the NAACP-SCB and ALLIED participants hope to create action groups to forward the shared mission of eradicating hate and discrimination and reaffirming our shared commitment to civil and human rights in Snohomish County.
The NAACP SCB’s mission is 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.
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