Welcome to the Transylvania NAACP

Ensuring the Political, Educational, Social and Economic Equality of Rights of ALL persons and Eliminate Racial Hatred and Racial Discrimination.


Vigil for Ukraine

A second Vigil for Ukraine will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at 256 E. Main Street at 6:30 on Monday, May 23, in the Parish Hall (Miller Hall).
The Litany for Peace, Forgiveness, and Mercy for Ukraine and for Our World will include prayers from many different traditions.
There will be short interludes of music and silence between segments of the liturgy. This simple service, celebrating our common humanity in the hope of peace, concludes with one longer silence of twenty minutes when participants will be invited to move into the sanctuary, out to the labyrinth behind the church, or to the nearby wooded Contemplative Path (just beyond the Community Garden) for personal prayer/reflection.
Participants will then have the opportunity to offer prayers of their own. An offering will received for Ukrainian relief. Parking is available in the lot between Comporium and the church.


Our Mission:

Our Transylvania County branch of the NAACP was founded in 2014. Our mission embraces protecting the political, educational, social and economic rights of all – people of color, women, immigrants, workers, LGBTQ people, voters, children and more. Today, we are bringing together lifelong residents and newcomers of every background, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity in pursuit of that mission.

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CURRENT ISSUES:

We, the Transylvania NAACP, are concerned about the following issues and we would ask our Members and Supporters to review the following issues and take Action! Thank You!

Gerrymandering
Support Medicaid Expansion
Covid-19
Voting Rights

Voting Rights

VOTING RIGHTS Black Americans voted in record numbers in 2020, casting the deciding votes in elections up and down the ballot and ushering in an era of change. However, with attacks on our right to vote, our right to protest

Your Elected Officials

Your Elected Officials

YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS President of the United StatesJoseph R. Biden (D): 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20500; 202-456-1111Website: www.whitehouse.gov/contact; E-mail through website.  U.S. Senate:Sen. Richard Burr(R): 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202-224-3154; 151 Patton Ave., Suite 204, Asheville, NC

Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory CRT seeks to identify “laws, policies, and procedures that function to produce racial inequality.”It looks at statistics that may show evidence of structural racism. The characteristics of structural racism: Lack of intentionality: Structurally racist laws “do not