NAACP Informational Panel
Members of the Utica chapter of the NAACP will be on campus for an informational session. They will discuss the role of the larger NAACP, the work of the local chapter here in Oneida County, what drew them to service and social justice work, and how you can get involved.
The panel will be made up of the following individuals:
- Freddie Hamilton, president of the Utica NAACP Chapter. Hamilton also serves as executive director of Rebuilding the Village, a community based not-for-profit in the Cornhill neighborhood of Utica, and as a professional DEI consultant.
- Craig Grant, chair of the Black History Month Committee and former first-vice president. Grant is also the community coordinator for the UNHS NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, Inc. and serves on the advisory committees for Utica’s Youth Bureau and the Office for the Aging and Continuing Care.
- Edward Jackson, Sr., chair of the membership committee. Jackson is a founding member of the Cornhill Community for Change and is involved with the Utica Youth Bureau, Mohawk Valley Latino Association, and the Utica Citizens in Action steering committee. He has been awarded the receiving the Mayor’s Inclusive Spirit Award and the New York State Senate Commendation Award in 2019.
- Hilda M. Jordan, chapter member. Jordan has served as a workplace discrimination paralegal, EEO investigator, and is the founder of the anti-racist social equity firm HMJ Consulting.
This will be an in-person event, but interested participants can also click here to register to attend via Zoom.