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SOCIAL JUSTICE

THE VALLEY NUPES

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Indiana University on Jan. 5, 1911. Indiana University is a predominately white institution leaving very few places for African-American students to gather and foster change. Because African-American men did not fit into the social landscape of Indiana University, their minds began to ponder on the idea of founding a Black Greek-Letter Fraternity. Since their small beginnings in Bloomington, Indiana, the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. have made their presence known in all areas around the world. From Penny Hardaway and Colin Kaepernick dominating the athletic social justice scene to Cedric The Entertainer and Marc Lamont Hill making a voice for African-Americans in the entertainment space, the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. hold on to their values past their undergraduate tenure.

HIGHLIGHT: SAN FERNANDO VALLEY NAACP

The San Fernando Valley Branch, NAACP (1064) of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a not-for-profit association promoting civil rights advocacy across the entire San Fernando Valley. Their mission is to foster civil and human rights protection and equality among all of the citizens of this vast geographic area. The San Fernando Valley Branch, NAACP achieves that mission by representing the citizens of the valley in their pursuit of equity and fairness in education, health care, economics, politics, and labor; and by providing vital information and services to individuals and groups throughout the local communities served by the Branch that relate to the protection of their civil and human rights.

The San Fernando Valley Branch, NAACP and its Youth Council acts on behalf of and in close concert with the people of the community:

  • To envision and develop an infrastructure of effective educational, economic, health, and political leadership and governance in the San Fernando Valley communities;

  • To establish a structure and environment that allows all citizens to reach their fullest potential;

  • To provide accountability reports for the community on the performance of academic and educational institutions, businesses, and the elected officials serving the area, and to serve as the key community advocate for those nameless and disenfranchised individuals whom they serve.

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Dr. James Thomas

San Fernando Valley NAACP President

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 

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