During the year of 1980, in Memphis Tennessee, Frances Louise Dancy Hooks (wife of Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks) and Earleen Bolden organized the trailblazing Women in the NAACP (WIN), an unprecedented project which aimed to enhance the leadership roles of women both within the Association and in everyday life.
WIN served the community by supporting & raising funds for emergency relief efforts, in addition creating fashion shows share the power of African American culture and hosted various social events.
Women in the NAACP is an arm of the branch that exudes civil rights fortitude and social responsibility.
General Mission & Structure
Women in the NAACP (WIN) is a Standing Committee of the Temple NAACP Branch. The purposes of WIN are:
- to enhance the leadership role of women;
- to serve as an advocacy vehicle for social, economic, political, educational, and health & welfare issues affecting women, girls, and children;
- to support the policies and ongoing mission of the unit and vision of the NAACP.
WIN programs and activities shall be in accordance with the programs and policies of the NAACP.
Women have served an integral role in the history of the NAACP, and they continue to play a vital role today.
WIN Initiatives/ Program Focus:
- Health Issues for Women
- Forums for “hot button” issues, i.e.: Finances, abuse prevention, networking, advocacy skills.
- Financial Awareness for Women
- Equal Rights for Women
- Disaster Relief
- Attendance at State/National Conference
- Maintaining and Knowing Our History
- Collaboration with local and National chapters
- Community Partnerships
- Community Outreach
- Enhancing Leadership Skills
- Voter Registration
Women in the NAACP (WIN) membership is open to any person who is a member of the NAACP and submitted payment of the minimum membership fee of $10
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Renae Walsh, W.I.N. Chair