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We Must Be Change Agents

By Janis E. Dunn, President of the Tri-Cities NAACP

The Tri-Cities NAACP is striving to uphold and achieve the mission of the NAACP which is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

We embrace this mission and charge, as we continue to serve the communities of Southern Dallas County. The NAACP has established six Game Changers to address the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that are the focus of the NAACP’s work.

Our initiatives for the 21st century are summarized by its six “Game Changers”: Economic Sustainability Education Health Public Safety and Criminal Justice Voting Rights and Political Representation Expanding Youth and Young Adult Engagement Now, in order for the Tri-Cities unit of the NAACP to effectively implement the Game Changers, we must have Change Agents.

A change agent, or agent of change, is someone who promotes and enables change to happen within any group or organization. It is time for us all to become Change Agents. If we are going to help our communities, fight for justice and social equality we must be Agents of Change. This means we have to advocate for those in our community that need our assistance, it means we are the ones that educate the community about mental health and physical wellness, it is our responsibility to raise our youth in our community and to engage the next generation of leaders. It is up to us to be Change Agents.

Tri-Cities NAACP, we are called to be the Change Agents of the communities we serve. If we are going to make a dynamic impact and positive change in our communities, we must be Vocal, Visible, and Vigilant. One way to ensure this is to increase our membership.

Remember that the Members are the life-force of the NAACP. We need members and encourage you to get active within our unit. For those who have not yet join, come out and find your place with us. We can no longer sit and accept the status quo. We must become Agents of Change.

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