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The Detroit Branch NAACP Hosts 61st Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner

Posted: 04/21/16

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.

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Be engaged and get informed! Join M-1 RAIL as we host the March Community Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Triumph Church’s East Campus. The countdown to M-1 RAIL passenger ridership is on and there will be some adjustments to how you navigate the corridor. Please join M-1 RAIL for an important community conversation to learn about QLINE operations, testing schedule and the launch of our public safety education campaign.

This special CAC meetings will cover driving, cycling and walking along the Woodward Corridor, as we all now share the road. There will be a light dinner served and children’s activities will be available. There will also be sign language interpretation services available for community members who are deaf or hard of hearing. This meeting is open to ALL.

For more information and to RSVP please contact the M-1 RAIL Community Relations department at 313-483-8077 or via email at info@m1rail.org.
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M-1 RAIL Community Advisory Council Meeting

March 9, 2017, 5:30pm - March 9, 2017, 6:39pm

Be engaged and get informed! Join M-1 RAIL as we host the March Community Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Triumph Church’s East Campus. The countdown to M-1 RAIL passenger ride...

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