NAACP-Brooklyn Branch to hold its Annual Freedom Fund Reception & Awards Ceremony May 11

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 Brooklyn, NY“ONE BOROUGH, ONE CITY, ONE DREAM” is the theme for The  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Brooklyn Branch, fifth annual Freedom Fund Reception Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. The event will take place at the Brooklyn Public Library in the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 6:30pm. David Ushery, Anchor, NBC4 NEW YORK & Host of The Debrief with David Ushery, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. 

“The NAACP was founded by brave American citizens, from many cultures, colors and creeds, nearly 100 years ago to bring freedom and equal right and civil rights to Black American.  The Brooklyn Branch continue to be blessed by work of diverse members and supporters who share the vision of justice, compassion, and economic opportunity,” said Karen Boykin-Towns, Brooklyn Branch President since 2005.

“Our founders courageously proved to us that they were powerful beyond measure.” “We must convey that courage to the next generation, and beyond, so that someday, the vision will be achieved,” stated Boykin-Towns.    The NAACP Brooklyn Branch continues to have an aggressive membership campaign and is proud of its youthful and vibrant leadership team with a membership of over 2,000.  The Brooklyn Branch is supported by New York State Conference President Hazel N. Dukes and the NAACP national leadership.

This year’s honorees are: Dr. Marcella Maxwell, Community Activist; Lucille Rose, Living Legend Award; Jacqui Williams-Fields, Principal, 99 Solutions, Valiant Service Award; Roland Brammer, Owner, Subway Franchise, Entrepreneurship Award; Jailia McLean, Catherine McCauley High School, Young Leader Award; Lillian Rodriguez Lopez , President, Hispanic Federation, Freedom Star Award; Jacqueline A. Berrien, Chair, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legal Leadership Award; Verizon, Leadership in Commerce & Industry Award; Jorel Moore, Franklin K. Lane High School, Young Leader Award.

The NAACP Freedom Fund Reception and Awards are being sponsored by: AARP, Citigroup, Con Edison, Council of School Administrators and Supervisors, Delta Airlines, Greater New York Hospital Association, Health First, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 237, Muss Development, New York State United Teachers, The Related Companies, LP, Rent-A-Center, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Tioga Downs Racetrack LLC, V3 Hotels and OraSure Technologies, Inc.

Event Tickets are:   Member: $65à Supporter: $100 àFreedom Fighter: $250 

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