Carbondale NAACP

Jackson County Holds Educational Forum For Young Adults

Jul 31, 2020

The Carbondale Public Library and Carbondale NAACP hosted an online conference directed at young adults addressing the spike in COVID-19 cases in Jackson County.

Jackson County Health officials are concerned about the drastic increase in COVID-19 cases in young adults.

Carbondale Town Hall On Policing
City of Carbondale / City of Carbondale

Thursday night Carbondale leaders, social activist and members of the NAACP held a town hall on policing and other concerns.

With cases of racial injustice being highlighted across the country, city and community leaders came together to discuss solutions on a local level.

Through multiple platforms the panelist answered questions on many topics including residency requirements, body cameras, school programs, de-escalation training, and defunding the city's police department.

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and Dr. Linda Flowers, the President of the Carbondale Branch of the NAACP, issued a joint statement Wednesday saying while they can't undo what happened recently in Minnesota, the city can "... control how we respond to it, and hopefully prevent it from ever happening in Carbondale." 

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale NAACP's Pepper Holder and Andrew Weaver of Land of Lincoln Legal Aid about the upcoming Criminal Record Expungement Sealing Clinic (February 29).

The Illinois Secretary of State's Office has awarded a 130-thousand dollar grant to the Carbondale Branch of the NAACP.

The funding will be used to educate people on the importance of the 2020 census and target groups often undercounted, such as minorities, non-English speakers, college students and others.

Carbondale Woman Honored for Black History Month

Feb 6, 2019
State of Illinois

The State of Illinois recognized a Carbondale woman Wednesday in honor of Black History Month.

Diane Hood, NAACP Assistant Treasurer and Freedom Fund Chairperson, received an award for Outstanding Commitment in Community Service.