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2017 Indiana State Convention

Steadfast and Immovable

October 26-29, 2017

Clarion Hotel

2500 S. High School Dr.

Indianapolis, IN

For reservation call 317-244-3361 ask for Indiana State Conference Block ($94/night)


October 26, 2017      

       State Education Summit

October 27, 2017      

       Opening Plenary Session

       Health Breakfast

       Labor Luncheon

               Richard Womack, AFL-CIO / USW 

       Soul Food Dinner and Public Mass Meeting

                1st Baptist Church N, 880 W. 28th St., Indianapolis

October 28, 2017

       WIN (Women in NAACP) Breakfast

                Paula Young Shelton, author of Child of Civil Rights Movement

        Membership Luncheon

                Mary Walker, Wisconsin State Memberhip Chair

        Youth & College Division Luncheon

        Freedom Fund Scholarship and Awards Banquet

                Rev. Mark Thompson, radio host of "Taking it to the Streets"

 October 29, 2017

        Closing Plenary Session 


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What's on The Table, Future Health Care

Every pancake has two sides, a colloquialism,  the easiest way to describe the decision facing Gary residents their  elected representatives,  Methodist and Franciscan representatives.  NAACP Gary branch stepped into the pool of misgiving between residence, elected representatives  and the two hospitals of the merger Franciscan and Methodist  to vent their concerns of any future deal.

  • Mr.Ray Grady,CEO, Methodist Hospital
One of three assets that has to be managed is the future, to do that you have to know the trends in the market place and how
to position your organization to maximize the opportunities that come with those trends
or minimized the liabilities  they will be presented to your organization.  With that in mind the board had to make a decision should a partnership be formed or remain independent.
    Mr.Ray Grady,CEO, Methodist Hospital One of three assets that has to be managed is the future, to do that you have to know the trends in the market place and how to position your organization to maximize the opportunities that come with those trends or minimized the liabilities they will be presented to your organization. With that in mind the board had to make a decision should a partnership be formed or remain independent.
  • 
Mr. Kevin Leahy,CEO, Franciscan Hospital Methodist is a high quality health care provider & Franciscan is also bring the two together we can enhance quality health care. There's  a number of smaller healthcare providers in NWI, if you bring the volumes together you'd be able to attract more physicians, more healthcare talent. A basic question if you had a serious illness would you want to go to a hospital that does one thing ounce a week or would you rather go to a place  that does five every day?  For several years we’ve have been in talks with Methodist.
    Mr. Kevin Leahy,CEO, Franciscan Hospital Methodist is a high quality health care provider & Franciscan is also bring the two together we can enhance quality health care. There's a number of smaller healthcare providers in NWI, if you bring the volumes together you'd be able to attract more physicians, more healthcare talent. A basic question if you had a serious illness would you want to go to a hospital that does one thing ounce a week or would you rather go to a place that does five every day? For several years we’ve have been in talks with Methodist.
  • Dr.Cheryl Pruitt,Ph.D.
What would happen to the current hospital that you’ve talked about will they become abandoned buildings?  Do we have the land?
    Dr.Cheryl Pruitt,Ph.D. What would happen to the current hospital that you’ve talked about will they become abandoned buildings? Do we have the land?
  • Dr.Marlon Mitchell,Ph.D.
Does Franciscan have a plan on how they would engage the young people in the community to get them interested in health care that would possibly move on to fill those jobs that would become available as they enter into adulthood?
    Dr.Marlon Mitchell,Ph.D. Does Franciscan have a plan on how they would engage the young people in the community to get them interested in health care that would possibly move on to fill those jobs that would become available as they enter into adulthood?
  • Denise Dillard
One of the things we don’t necessarily advertise but that justifies stewardship we’ve always been  involved in working with the school corporation as well as Ivy Tech.
    Denise Dillard One of the things we don’t necessarily advertise but that justifies stewardship we’ve always been involved in working with the school corporation as well as Ivy Tech.
  • Stephen Mays,President
On future questions we’ve had questions prepared a lot of them I have and Dr. Pruitt so instead of asking duplicated questions I will let Dr. Pruitt ask some of the questions she already has and then I’ll ask the question I have so we are not duplicating.
    Stephen Mays,President On future questions we’ve had questions prepared a lot of them I have and Dr. Pruitt so instead of asking duplicated questions I will let Dr. Pruitt ask some of the questions she already has and then I’ll ask the question I have so we are not duplicating.
Mr.Ray Grady,CEO, Methodist Hospital
One of three assets that has to be managed is the future, to do that you have to know the trends in the market place and how
to position your organization to maximize the opportunities that come with those trends
or minimized the liabilities  they will be presented to your organization.  With that in mind the board had to make a decision should a partnership be formed or remain independent.
Mr.Ray Grady,CEO, Methodist Hospital One of three assets that has to be managed is the future, to do that you have to know the trends in the market place and how to position your organization to maximize the opportunities that come with those trends or minimized the liabilities they will be presented to your organization. With that in mind the board had to make a decision should a partnership be formed or remain independent.

3rd Quarter Conference Meeting

  • Barbara Bolling Williams President, State Conference, chairs state conference through latest issues.
    Barbara Bolling Williams President, State Conference, chairs state conference through latest issues.
  • Atty. Victor Goode, Interim National Director of Education leads members in
Every Child Succeeds Act training and discussion.
    Atty. Victor Goode, Interim National Director of Education leads members in Every Child Succeeds Act training and discussion.
  • Debra Vance, Chair, Education Committee delivers information
for education committee meeting for July.
    Debra Vance, Chair, Education Committee delivers information for education committee meeting for July.
  • Rev. Terrell Jackson gives a spirited lay down report in place of  
Mrs. Breckenridge.
    Rev. Terrell Jackson gives a spirited lay down report in place of Mrs. Breckenridge.
  • Maureen Duncan, Adviser, Youth & College officer gives updates for scheduled youth summit.
    Maureen Duncan, Adviser, Youth & College officer gives updates for scheduled youth summit.
  • Doris McDougal, Secretary takes minutes for the record of meeting actions.
    Doris McDougal, Secretary takes minutes for the record of meeting actions.
  • Mrs. Sade Harper Scott, Chair, Political Action has the floor during the during 3rd Quarter executive meeting Indiana SC NAACP .
    Mrs. Sade Harper Scott, Chair, Political Action has the floor during the during 3rd Quarter executive meeting Indiana SC NAACP .
  • Resolutions process by James Burgers, 2nd Vice President
in preparation for National Convention where detail and procedure is a must.
    Resolutions process by James Burgers, 2nd Vice President in preparation for National Convention where detail and procedure is a must.
  • State conference members in attendance of 3rd quarter executive meeting.
    State conference members in attendance of 3rd quarter executive meeting.
Barbara Bolling Williams President, State Conference, chairs state conference through latest issues.
Barbara Bolling Williams President, State Conference, chairs state conference through latest issues.

TOP  FIVE  ACTIONS  FOR  THE   WEEK

 1.  Call Governor Holcomb 317-232-4567 and thank him for his courageous move to BAN the BOX on all state employment applications.

2.  We fight forward to ENACT a Hate Crime Bill.  Sign a Petition        

3.  Keep Indiana Superintendent of Public Education an Elected Office

4.  Bring Bottle Water and Water Filters for families in East Chicago West Calumet living with lead
5. Register to vote and join the NAACP.

Chrystal Ratcliffe, NAACP’s Indianapolis chapter president, rear row far right

                            Passage prompted by NAACP, IUPUI partnership

 

As of July 1, all Indiana high schools will be required to offer ethnic and racial studies as an elective course at least once every school year under Senate Enrolled Act 337. Act 337, a bill authored by Sen. Greg Taylor, D-Indianapolis, was signed into law last week by Gov. Eric Holcomb during a private signing ceremony.  

Chrystal Ratcliffe, NAACP’s Indianapolis chapter president, said the initial focus was on Black history, but the group expanded its approach. 

“It started with the idea of requiring teaching of African-American history in Indiana schools and became a multi-cultural education requirement with the support of IUPUI professors and a diverse coalition,” said Ratcliffe. “We are grateful to Senator Taylor for his persistence and leadership on this issue.”

Garry Holland, the chapter’s interim education chair, Ratcliffe and others in the organization worked with African-American, Native American, Latino and Asian cultural education experts to successfully push for passage of the law, the result of four years of advocacy in the Indiana General Assembly                                                                                                                               0605201710:29