It is with great anticipation that the Kenosha Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) invites you to support its Annual Freedom Fund Dinner, our 2023 event theme is "Thriving Together" We are excited to hold our event this year at The University for Wisconsin Parkside Student Ballroom. The Freedom Fund Dinner is an established tradition for NAACP Branches across the country to raise funds and create pathways to effect change while advancing the cause of civil and human rights in America.
We are excited to honor Alvin Owens, founder of Education Youth Development Outreach with the Rev. Olen Arrington, Jr. Excellence Award for his exemplary stewardship in advancing Higher Education for students of color. Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings, Assistant Minister of Pastoral Care of Bradford Community Church will receive the Bro. John Wright Justice Award for her profound dedication to improving the quality of life by advocating for Social Justice issues for everyone.
Our Guest speaker will be Milwaukee County Sheriff Denita R. Ball. Sheriff Ball was elected the 66th Sheriff of Milwaukee County on November 8, 2022, making her the first female sheriff in the history of Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, and the first African American female sheriff in Wisconsin.
We hope that we can count on you to attend our Annual Freedom Fund. If you are unable to attend, you can still support the Kenosha Branch NAACP by purchasing an ad in the Souvenir book, sponsoring a youth, volunteering on a committee, or making a donation.
Our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.