Happy New Year!
Happy 2021 East Valley NAACP Members!
I, Kiana Maria Sears, as your newly elected President of this branch, sincerely thank you for the honor to serve you in this capacity, and for your support as we continue our work at this critical time in the East Valley of Arizona and the USA.
I invite each and every one of us to Trust, Adjust, Adapt and Transition in order that we may be strong as members and supporters of one of the foremost organizations which continues to lead the charge for all forms of justice in the East Valley of Arizona and throughout North America.
Trust: We are more powerful and can accomplish unimaginable wins when fighting against inequality when we are united and work as a collective.
Adjust and Adapt: 2020 was a year of conscience-shifting for many in our society, and a shifting of the way most business is done. We as an organization must continue to adjust & adapt as we embrace this “new normal” and address the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, while continuing to address to address economic, educational, political, health, criminal and social justice for people of color.
Transition: We as an organization will continue to trust, adjust & adapt, in order to be prepared to shift with the societal needs of people of color as we continue to fight for justice for people of color.
I ask that we all come together bringing all of our talents to the various committees. I ask that we encourage other like-minded humanitarians to engage by becoming a member and contributing their unique skill set. Together, we can create a more just society for people of color.
Finally, I would like to thank and welcome the newly-elected Executive Committee and At Large Members. Also, we would like to thank our former Committee Chairs for their hours of volunteer service, dedication, and commitment. At this time, we extend an invitation to all members of the body to chair a committee. Please submit to the Secretary your interest, intent, and supporting documentation of qualifications by January 10, 2021.
I also want to thank all the members and supporters who continue to support us everyday. I ask for your continued support and membership. Please continue to support by donating today.
Be Well & Stay Safe,
Kiana Maria Sears
The operations of the East Valley NAACP are managed by our Executive Committee consisting of the elected officers, at-large committee members, and committee chairs. Together, we plan strategy and initiatives for reaching our goal of a more equitable community.
President - Kiana Sears
First Vice President – Robert Barlow
Second Vice President - Kyley Jameison
Secretary - Michelle Rose
Treasurer – Angela Copeland
Immediate Past President
Roy Tatem, Jr.
At-Large Committee Members
Charles Cobbs, Sr.
William Smitherman, Sr.
Roy Tatem, Jr.
“The humanity of all Americans is diminished when any group is denied rights granted to others.”
- Julian Bond, former Chairman Emeritus of the NAACP