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To secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
HANOVER (November 9, 2021) – The NAACP is stunned by the 4-3 decision tonight as the Hanover School Board blatantly disregarded the advice of their own legal counsel with a decision that discriminates against our transgender youth. Board Members Axselle, Ikenberry,...
VPM 11/1/21: National and state fights over racial equity in public schools are playing out in Hanover
The country’s political divide has been on clear display at school board meetings across the country all summer and this fall. That’s true too in Virginia, where education has taken central stage in the gubernatorial race.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin has latched onto the heated debates, falsely stating that CRT has moved into all Virginia schools and jumping on one of his opponents, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, for saying parents shouldn’t “be telling schools what they should teach.”
The dialogue about what say — if any — parents should have when it comes to what their kids are learning in schools has been at the center of much of the debate. One Youngkin campaign video features a Loudoun County parent who was upset over a book her high school senior was reading in an advanced placement literature class, Toni Morrison’s “Beloved.”
Loudoun County also made national headlines as a bitter fight unfolded over racism in the school district. In Central Virginia, similar fights are playing out in Hanover County.
"Souls to the Polls" is a Hanover NAACP initiative to acknowledge the struggles our ancestors encountered with access to voting. By working with Hanover Registrar’s Office and local faith-based community partners, we have coordinated an early voting opportunity on...
Make Your Voice Heard - Vote! The Hanover NAACP supports every individual exercising their fundamental right to vote as part of its mission to advance the principles of equality and justice for all people. With the November election right around the corner, now...
HANOVER (August 11, 2021) – During their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday evening, August 10, in reckless abandonment and with a totally irresponsible decision, the Hanover school board decided not to require masks be worn by students or teachers in Hanover...
After hearing from public speakers that among other things compared masks to child abuse, Hanover County’s School Board overruled the system’s superintendent and voted 4-3 against requiring students or staff to wear masks for the 2021-22 school year.
The 7th UMD Symposium on Environmental Justice & Health Disparities (#UMDejsymposium2021) will convene numerous community members, nonprofit organizers, and researchers for an in-depth examination of ongoing environmental justice and health disparity issues...
WP 8/4/21: Why African American residents-turned-activists are trying to block a supermarket chain from building a warehouse in rural Virginia
Link to video recording of "What is Critical Race Theory?" presentation on July 29, 2021 at the Mechanicsville Library. https://vimeo.com/582799409