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Frances Gilcreast (810) 742-8622
Flint Branch NAACP
FLINT BRANCH NAACP ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND DINNER
Flint, MI (February 20, 2017) – The Flint Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced today, it’s 36th Annual Freedom Fund Gala, “Boldness in the Face of Adversity”. The black-tie optional gala will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at Genesys Conference and Banquet Center, 805 Health Park Blvd., Grand Blanc, MI 48439.
“The dinner provides us an opportunity to recognize our leaders, corporate citizens and young people, who continue to give and expect more of themselves, the communities in which they live, their local institutions and their country, which is why we are extremely honored to have Mr. Bankole Thompson (pictured above) as our Keynote Speaker”, says Mrs. Frances Gilcreast, President, Flint Branch NAACP.
Mr. Bankole Thompson is an opinion columnist, and a respected journalist at The Detroit News, an author and a cultural critic, with a commitment to equality and justice. To do his job as a columnist, Thompson, relies on his wide and diverse experiences, from covering the struggles of everyday people, to interviewing today’s powerful figures, including former president Barack Obama, with whom he conducted a series of sit-down interviews.
The Freedom Fund Gala is the signature fundraiser of the year. Proceeds will support youth scholarships, as well as the daily operations and efforts to address disparities and discrimination in employment, health and education within the community. The event will begin with a VIP Reception at 5:00 p.m., with dinner and entertainment at 6:00 p.m.
For ticket information please contact the branch office at 810-742-8622.