The NAACP’s Flint branch will hold its 37th annual Freedom Fund Dinner at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 10 at the Genesys Conference and Banquet Center in Grand Blanc.
The annual fundraiser held throughout the country by chapters of the civil rights organization, typically during spring, has become a highlight for members, often attracting locally, regionally, and nationally known activists and celebrities.
This year’s black-tie celebration of the NAACP’s 109-year history will include an announcement of award winners, including Leon El-Alamin, founder of the Flint-basedM.A.D.E. Institute program for ex-offenders. El-Alamin’s leadership has included mentoring, job placement and community service efforts that help reintegrate Flint’s returning citizens with their families and neighborhoods after imprisonment.
The 2018 NAACP Scholarship Fund award winners will also be announced.
Recipients will be asked to give a pledge of their commitment at the gala.
To purchase tickets, or for additional information about Flint NAACP chapter’s Freedom Fund Dinner please call (810) 742-8622 or click here.