The Winston Salem Urban League is excited to host its annual Veterans Mental Health Event, supported by Forsyth County. The breakfast will honor Veterans from across the Triad, bring awareness to PTSD and other mental health challenges Veterans experience. This is event is free for veterans and active military.Date: Friday, November 8th Time: 9 am - 10:30 pm.Where: Urban League Event Center, 510 Trade St. Winston Salem, NC 27101 RSVP ...

The National Urban League Emerging Leaders Program is a competitive development opportunity.  The program provides a unique chance to develop analytical and critical leadership skills in the non-profit sector.  In order to ensure that we are developing exceptional leaders with strong interest in the work that we do at the Urban league, highly qualified candidates will be chosen to participate in this program Participants in the program will attend (4) face-to-face Emerging Leaders Program sessions over a multi-month period.  These sessions will expose participants to the competencies in the League's Leadership Model and link classroom learning with real-time activities. Our plan is to identify professional individuals who clearly demonstrate leadership potential.  Ideally, those interested in applying to become program participants should have: A Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree Preferred) in Business Administration; Social Work; Public Administration; or an appropriate discipline7-10 years of work experienceAt least five years of non-profit or for-profit management experienceA proven track record...

Join us for the Winston-Salem Urban League 2019 Annual Meeting. The board and staff will honor individuals who have played key roles in furthering the Winston-Salem Urban League mission. The CEO will update members on successes from the current year and share his vision for the new fiscal year. RSVP Now ...

The 2019 State of Black America, Getting 2 Equal: United Not Divided, focuses on the state of the Black vote with an emphasis on its power—and heightened vulnerability to suppression. READ NOW...

Purchase tickets. The Winston Salem Urban League’s (WSUL) Human Service Professionals Seminar will be held on May 23, 2019, from 9 am to 1 pm at Footnote, 634 W. 4th Street St. The seminar, held in partnership with the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, will provide human services workers with cutting edge training on topics related to the service of low-income communities. Workshops discussing integrated care, trauma-Informed care, self-care for health services professionals, and alternative/holistic care, will be led by panelists from some of the Triad’s leading health organizations. The lunch keynote will address myths, stigmas, and barriers to accessing services. Health services professionals that attend the event will qualify for continuing education credits from Northwest Area Health Education Centers. We invite you to attend this informative event! Date And Time Thu, May 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar Location Footnote Coffee & Cocktails 634 West 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101  View Map Purchase tickets...

RSVP now Join Melissa Harris-Perry for a conversation with dream hampton and Andrea Richie. Time magazine recently named award-winning filmmaker, writer, and organizer dream hampton among its 100 most influential people. Her most recent work, “Surviving R. Kelly”, Lifetime Television (2019), broke ratings records and had wide and far- reaching impact. Andrea Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant and police misconduct attorney and organizer who has engaged in extensive research, writing, and advocacy around criminalization of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color. She is author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color. When: Tuesday, April 30 @ 4pm Where: Brookstown Inn                  200 Brookstown Ave,   Room 302B                 Winston Salem, NC  27101 RSVP now ...

HB 490 & HB 518 SPEAK against HB 490 at the State and Local Government Committee hearing at the North Carolina State Capitol on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10 am in hearing rooms 1228/1327 LB. WRITE a letter to the editor of the Winston-Salem Journal and the Winston-Salem Chronicle. Visit www.journalnow.com and www.wschronicle.com. CALL the bill authors, Representatives Lambeth and Conrad, and tell them to withdraw HB490 and HB518. Click here for sample phone scripts. EMAIL the bill authors, Representatives Lambeth and Conrad, and appropriate legislative committee members and tell them you oppose HB490 and HB518. Click here for sample letters. Click here to Download contact information for the members of the House of Representatives K-12 Education Committee. Representative Donny Lambeth: Phone: 919-733-5747Email: donny.Lambeth@ncleg.net Representative Debra Conrad Phone: 336-978-0169Email: Debra.Conrad@ncleg.net Resources: Download HB 518 talking points.Download HB 490 & HB 518 letter and phone writing scripts.Download contact information for the members of the House of Representatives K-12...

The Colors of Crisis Forum will explore the warning signs of disenfranchisement in Forsyth County. In particular, the forum will tackle the following controversial, recently filed bills: HB 490, HB 518 and HB 519. Revered Paul Ford of First Baptist Church will serve as forum moderator. Generally, questions will be submitted on note cards. RSVP Now This event is an opportunity for the community to organize and protect voting rights in African-American and Latino communities.  Invited guests include: Senator Paul LoweRepresentative Derwin MontgomeryRepresentative Evelyn TerryMayor Allen Joines All City Council MembersAll County CommissionersAll School Board MembersAll members of the NCAE This event is sponsored by: Action4Equity;Democracy Now;First Baptist Church on Highland Ave;Forsyth County Democratic Party;Minister's Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity;The NC Education Association;The Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP; andWinston-Salem Urban League. Details:  When: 7:00 pm, Mon, April 8, 2019 Where: First Baptist Church, 700 North Highland Avenue. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 RSVP Now ...

Sign the Color of Change petition calling for the withdrawal of HB 519. Click here to sign-up!Email Representatives Lambeth and Conrad and tell them you oppose HB519. Click here to email Rep. Lambeth. Click here to email Rep. Conrad.Attend our Colors of Crisis Forum on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7 pm at First Baptist Church located at 700 Highland Ave. Click here to RSVP.Submit a letter to the editor of the Winston-Salem Journal and the Winston-Salem Chronicle. Click here for the Journal letter to the editor page. Click here for the Chronicle letter to the editor page. Sign the HB 519 Petition Want to learn more about HB519? Here are a few helpful links: A copy of HB519The Winston-Salem Journal's 3/29/19 article about HB 519. The Joint NAACP/Urban League news release calling for withdrawal of HB519.The Winston-Salem Journal's 4/2/19 article about HB 519. The WFDD 88.5 4/3/19 radio report on HB519. The Winston-Salem Chronicle's 4/4/19 article about HB 519. ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Contact: James Perryjames@wsurban.org336.725.5614 The Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP and Winston-Salem Urban League call on Representatives Debra Conrad and Donny Lambeth to withdraw racially discriminatory House Bill 519. If passed, House Bill 519, short titled, Revise W-S Charter/Elections/Redistricting, would merge three majority African-American council districts, all currently represented by African-American Women, into a single district. The two eliminated African-American held district seats, along with one other district seat, would be replaced with three at-large seats. Additionally, the mayor would gain the voting powers and privileges afforded members of the council, making the Mayor a defacto fourth council at large council person.  The Supreme Court held in White vs Regester in 1973, that the practice of replacing district seats with at-large or multi-member districts in a manner that "invidiously discriminates" against minorities is illegal.  The Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP and Winston-Salem Urban League stand opposed to HB519 and call on its authors to revoke the bill because it would have...