Fairfax County NAACP
News for You
March 2017 Edition
In this Issue:

  • Immigration Panel Discussion - March 11
  • Calling all Youth Ages 20 and Under
  • Community Gathering and Black History Month Program Recap
  • Steve Descano Appointed to Police Civilian Review Panel
  • Fairfax NAACP provides Lesson at J.E.B. Stuart High School
  • President Kofi Annan meets with Chief Roessler and Sheriff Kincaid
  • Fairfax NAACP Young Adult Committee
  • Tinner Hill 2nd Annual Harlem Renaissance Fair - April 29
  • United Response to Hate Speech - March 26
  • NAACP T-shirts on Sale
  • Father's Day Jazz Brunch - June 18
  • NAACP National Convention - July 22-26

March's General Meeting will be an Immigration Panel Discussion

Join us for a discussion on how National immigration policies are affecting local residents.
M oderated by Dr. Bussey - Chair, Fairfax NAACP Legal Redress Committee.

  Confirmed attending organizations include:
  • Senator Scott Surovell, VA 36th District
  • Chairman Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
  • Karen Corbett Sanders, Fairfax County School Board 
  • Sindy Benavides, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • Major Richard Perez, Fairfax County Police Department
  • Rizwan Jaka, ADAMS Center
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The event will start at 10:30 am at the Kings Park Library (in Supervisor Cook's meeting room) located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA. 

Light refreshments will be served.

For more info,
contact us at politicalaction@fairfaxnaacp.org

Calling all Youth
A ges  20 and Under

We are in the process of forming a Youth Council for our branch in an effort to make our youth more politically attune to the issues and arm them with the tools needed to become effective activists for the issues affecting their lives, schools and communities. The council will provide our next generation of leaders with leadership development training, educate them on ways to conduct proactive political activism, and community service, while creating an environment of positive youth engagement. 

For a limited time the branch is offering complimentary memberships to youth ages 20 and under. For more information email youthcouncil@fairfaxnaacp.org or click HERE to join.
Community Gathering and Black History Month
Program Recap
(from Fairfax Connection)
Mohib Ullah and Saquib Raheem of Sterling didn’t bring their boys to Burke’s Kings Park Library on Saturday morning to check out books. The representatives from All Dulles Area Muslim Society came for a community gathering and Black History Month commemoration on Feb. 25.

Raheem said they attended “to be part of a movement.

“You have to be active,” he said. “To have a complaint is one thing, you have to do something about it.”

Engagement and knowledge were two primary themes of the meeting, which was standing-room-only in one of the library’s large multi-purpose rooms.

NAACP Fairfax chapter education chair Ralph Cooper of Springfield gave opening remarks and shared emcee duties with chapter president Kofi Annan.

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From top to bottom--Kofi Anann, President and Karen Campblin, Vice President speak with VA Attorney General, Mark Herring; Reverend Bessie Taylor Jett provides Black History Month remarks; members and guests network  after the event; and Mohib Ullah and Saquib Raheem of Sterling both attend with their sons.
Special thanks to our special guest speakers:
  • Attorney General Mark Herring
  • Braddock District Supervisor John Cook
  • Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova
  • Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins
  • Pastor Brett Fuller - Grace Covenant Church
  • Reverend Bessie Taylor Jett - Church Without Walls Ministry
  • VA Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Perriello
  • Loudoun County NAACP President Phillip Thompson, Esq.
  Steve Descano Appointed to Police Civilian Review Panel

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed nine Fairfax County residents to serve on the newly established Police Civilian Review Panel. The creation of a Civilian Review Panel was recommended by the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission in their October 2015 final report to the Board of Supervisors.  

Steve Descano, Springfield

During his six years as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Descano led numerous investigations conducted by FBI, IRS and USPIS agents. While at the Department of Justice, he analyzed documentary evidence, interviewed witnesses, and reviewed the investigatory work of agents and other prosecutors. Mr. Descano currently works as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Paragon Autism Services and serves on the Criminal Justice Committee of the Fairfax County NAACP. Mr. Descano also serves on the Fairfax County Trails and Sidewalks Committee, is a graduate of West Point, and was nominated by the Fairfax County NAACP to serve on the Civilian Review Panel.

Fairfax NAACP provides Black History Month Lesson at J.E.B. Stuart High School
Fairfax NAACP Secretary, Mike O'Brien told the story of the Jackson, Mississippi Woolworth Sit In based on his book "We Will Not Be Moved" to the Black Student Union and their faculty adviser Ms. McGary. His special guest was Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, one of the participants in the sit in.

As a result of this wonderful and timely engagement with our future leaders of America, 15 students joined the Fairfax NAACP Youth Chapter.  
President Kofi Annan meets with Chief Roessler and Sheriff Kincaid

Fairfax County NAACP President, Kofi Annam, met with the FCPD Chief Edwin Roessler and Sheriff Stacy Kincaid to discuss issues crucial to the minority community including:

  • Diversity Initiatives
  • Police Cameras
  • Immigration
  • Community Engagement

Chief Roessler and Sheriff Kincaid plan to attend a branch meeting soon to discuss these and other issues. The branch looks forward to collaborating on how to have an inclusive, collaborative, and effective police force in our communities.

Fairfax NAACP
Young Adult Committee 

We’re excited to announce our newly formed Young Adult Committee chaired by Orlando Johns and Brittany Jackson. The Young Adult Committee will focus on increasing membership through social media and community outreach, providing academic and professional development resources to our young adult members, as well as supporting Fairfax and broader NAACP initiatives and efforts.

But, we need your support!

Young Adult participation is critical to the success of our committee and our work to determine and resolve issues affecting the young adult community. If you’re interested in joining the Fairfax NAACP Young Adult Committee, please contact
YoungAdult@fairfaxnaacp.org .
  NAACP T-shirts on Sale

Be prepared for the next rally or march with your NAACP t-shirt.



(Choice of colors)

Purchase one or two at our monthly meetings and events.

All proceeds support our community outreach and programs.


Don't Miss Our Annual Freedom Fund Event

Father's Day Jazz Brunch
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn-Fairfax

  For more information and to purchase by check, contact us at freedomfund@fairfaxnaacp.org

NAACP National Convention
Baltimore, MD
July 22-26, 2017
The Annual Convention of the Association shall establish policies and programs of action for the ensuing year. all actions of the Convention on questions of policy and programs, which are not contrary to the Constitution, shall be binding on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Officers and all Units, except as hereinafter provided.

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  Membership in the NAACP is just $30 a year. With so many issues facing our children and our community, we need your support. Your donations support our branch's advocacy, community programs, and operations. Our members spend countless hours fighting injustices. We could do so much more with your assistance. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to join along with donating to our branch.
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  Fairfax NAACP Officers and Committee Chairs

Kofi Annan

First Vice President
Karen Campblin

Second Vice President   
Evelyn Spain

Third Vice President       
Dr. Iris Hunter

Michelle Leete

Michael O’Brien

At Large Members:

George Alber
Sylvia Washington

Committee Chairs:

Communications, Press, and Publicity
Courtney Brunson

Community Involvement
Evelyn Spain

Criminal Justice
Kofi Annan

Economic Development
Karen Campblin

Ralph Cooper

Freedom Fund (Fundraising)
Michelle Leete and Evelyn Spain

Legal Redress
Dr. Lawrence Bussey

Dr. Iris Hunter

Political Action
Karen Campblin

Religious Affairs
Sylvia Washington

Young Adult
Brittany Jackson and Orlando Johns

Youth Council
Shareem Annan