NEWARK NAACP TO Host 105th Freedom Fund Gala

For Immediate Release

Contact Kathleen Turpin Merritt

973-715-8578

Email: freedomfundnewark@gmail.com

 

NEWARK NAACP TO Host 105th Freedom Fund Gala

 

The Newark Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Newark NAACP) will host its 105th Annual Freedom Fund Gala Brunch on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Robert Treat/Best Western Hotel, 50 Park Place, Downtown Newark from 11:00am to 3:00 pm.  This event will feature a stellar line up of honorees and scholarship recipients.

 

Reverend Dr. Ronald Slaughter, Senior Pastor of Saint James AME Church headquartered in Newark, NJ will bring an important message on voting on the eve of the NJ Assembly elections.

 

The Branch will honor community champions ranging in service and contribution including: New Jersey State Senator Ronald C. Rice, Mary Darden( pioneer for affirmative action), Akbar Cook (Principal of West Side High School and founder of  “lights On” after school program, Rick Thigpen (Corporate) Anthony Smith (founder of Lincoln Park Music Festival and Executive Director of Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District) , Michael Bright (CEO of Newark YMYWCA), Source of Knowledge Book Store (largest and oldest Black owned bookstore in the state)  Gwen Wells-Hill (pioneer in the use of heavy equipment and Labor activist; Marilyn Davis ( former communications expert for Democratic National Committee) and Lynda Lloyd (Branch Service for her work the Civic Engagement Committee Chairperson).

 

This Annual Gala is the major fundraiser for the largest NAACP branch in the state.  Proceeds are used for scholarships and operating expenses . The Newark NAACP is a volunteer advocacy organization addressing the issues that affect citizens in the city and the county. 

 

Recently the Newark Branch partnered with the NAACP State Conference to coordinate a water distribution program in response to the Newark water crisis that found elevated levels of lead in the homes of 18,000 residents.  Over 1600 cases have been distributed from donations from supporters around the country, noted Deborah Smith Gregory, Branch president. 

 

Other issues the branch has been aggressively addressing are health care, voter registration and education and criminal justice reform.

 

For more information  contact the Freedom Fund Committee at 973-624.6400 or email freedomfundnewark@gmail.com

Contact Information
  1. Kathleen Turpin Merritt
  2. 973-715-8578
  3.  freedomfundnewark@gmail.com
Sat, November 02
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For Immediate Release

Contact Kathleen Turpin Merritt

973-715-8578

Email: freedomfundnewark@gmail.com

NEWARK NAACP TO Host 105th Freedom Fund Gala

The Newark Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Newark NAACP) will host its 105th Annual Freedom Fund Gala Brunch on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Robert Treat/Best Western Hotel, 50 ...

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