PASCO, Wash.-- The conference for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, kicks off Saturday morning in Pasco.
It's all happening at Columbia Basin College. NAACP staff say the chapter in the Tri-Cities has been dormant for about 10 years, and it's time to get it started again. Especially now that we have the first Black President in office.
The NAACP is celebrating a hundred years since they were founded in 1909. At the top of their agenda for this conference, staff say is looking toward the future of race relations in the country and our area.
"It's for us to think about how we're going to train leadership for each area, for each city, each state," said Peter Leung, President of the NAACP Corvalis-Albany Branch.
The conference will last through Sunday. There will be workshops to learn more about getting involved. A couple of local leaders are scheduled to speak on Saturday.
At the conference there will be also representatives from NAACP chapters from Alaska and Oregon. For more information you can call 541-757-2390.