Gerard C. Catala
Michael Curry, Esq.,
Dear Mr. Michael Curry Esq.,
I hope this correspondence finds you well. I’m writing in response to the New England Area Conference’s call to action.
At a time in our nation’s history where our youth prudently demonstrate a true and genuine interest in academics, civil & social justice, leadership, and attaining political power, and whereas the NAACP-Providence Branch has adopted as a 2023 Unit theme, “Lifting as we climb” (a motto coined by one of our most honorable founders,-Mary Church Tyrell), our Executive Committee, along with local community leaders, recognize the importance of ushering the trajectory of our future leaders.
As President of NAACP-Providence Branch, having heard the call of the people, weighing it against any concerns, and implementing fair and honorable discernment, I find the need to reestablish our Providence Youth Council not only to be of great interest to our youth and the community but, I find it “crucially essential” to our posterity. Therefore, I wholly support the reactivation of Providence’s Youth Council 2891-B and ask for the support of both the National Association and the New England Arena Conference.
Having reached the requisite number of Youth & College members to reactivate our Youth Council, NAACP Providence 2312-B is excited to submit our application to reactivate 2891-B. We aim to cultivate the minds and lend support in any way we can. Collectively, we understand, “It’s on us” to guide our successors, build them up and ready them to bear the burden of the torch. We build bridges for them to share their unique perspective and continue the legacy of advocating for Black lives.
Gerard C. Catala, President
Election Procedures Committee, Chair
New England Area Conference