Irvington Herald

NAACP Offers Activities This Week

Irvington Herald — Thursday, May 2, 2013

By Chris Sykes, Staff Writer

The Irvington NAACP has a husy weekend planned starting with on Thursday, May 2, with its monthly meeting at Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue.

"Investors Savings Bank has finance and investment information to share with us," said Irvington NAACP President Kathleen Witcher in an email to her members dated April 25 announcing the upcoming weekend events. "Please invite your friends and neighbors to come. Helpful information and discussion will be abundant. This is Financial Freedom Month in the NAACP and we want everyone to benefit from this opportunity to learn more about savings, investments, etc."

Witcher said anyone seeking to learn more about tonight's meeting could contact her via phone at 973-373-7287. She also said she could be reached online via email at

Next up, Witcher said, on Saturday, May 4, the local NAACP unit would be joining forces with the New Jersey Citizens Action Campaign to host an event at the Irvington Public Library in Civic Square.

"We're going to be in the Community Room of the Irvington Library, 5 Civic Square, across from Irvington High School, on Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m., when the Citizens Campaign comes to Irvington," Witcher said.

"Citizens Campaign is a statewide agency that aims to train everyday citizens to become active and involved in their communities. If you want to get things done in your neighborhood; if you want better results; or if you just want to add to the leadership skills that you already have, then come to this class."

Witcher said the Citizens Campaign is coming to town to conduct a "training" for the Irvington community. She said the Saturday, May 4, session is "free and open to the public" and "all are welcome."

Witcher also said it would not be strictly confined to Irvington residents or members of the NAACP only.

"We open this training opportunity to residents of Irvington, Newark, Orange, East Orange, Maplewood, West Orange, Hillside, Elizabeth and all other towns and cities," Witcher said. "Don't miss this opportunity. You can make a difference!"

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