On Sunday May, 1 join the Detroit branch NAACP for the largest fundraising dinner in the country, the 61st Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner. The crown jewel in a weekend of events that educate, elevate and celebrate, including the ACT-SO competition, the dinner is one of the area’s single night largest fundraisers. This year will prove to be no exception with the announcement of current Democratic presidential candidate and former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the Keynote Speaker.
Chaired by Joseph Hinrichs, Executive Vice President, President of the Americas of Ford Motor Company, this year’s awards portion of the dinner will honor local and national change makers who are creating inroads in the areas of diversity and inclusion, prison reform, education and voter rights. Among this year’s honorees are the Honorable James Clyburn, Congressman, United States House of Representatives, City of Detroit Councilmember, Mary Sheffield, Detroit Federation of Teachers Union President, Ivy Bailey and Activist, Writer and Motivational Speaker Shaka Senghor.
The 61st Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner will be held at Cobo Hall on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Doors open at 4 p.m. with the dinner starting promptly at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $150.00 per person. For more information on the dinner and the work of the Detroit Branch NAACP, please call 313.871.2087 or visit them online at www.detroitnaacp.org.