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Bay City NAACP 62nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet


Bay City NAACP Announces The 62nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet


The Bay City Branch of the NAACP will host the 62nd annual Freedom Fund Banquet Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 614 Center Ave. Bay City, MI.  48708


Social hour starts at 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Dinner from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.



The Freedom Fund Banquet is a fund raiser which assists local students financially with their education endeavors and NAACP community sponsored activities and events.

This year’s theme and topic is Solidarity, “Now More Than Ever!The Keynote speaker for the occasion is Lecia Brooks: Outreach Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she travels across the U.S. and abroad to counter hate and extremism and promote the celebration of difference. She leads the Center’s vital outreach initiatives to advance social justice. Lecia also serves as director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama, an interpretive center designed to provide visitors to the Civil Rights Memorial with a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement. Joining the SPLC in 2004, she revitalized the Teaching Tolerance “Mix It Up at Lunch Day” program, which strives to break down racial, cultural, and social barriers in schools.

 “We are really excited to have Ms. Brooks speak at this year’s Banquet especially because of this year’s theme!  This year marks another milestone for us…our 62nd Anniversary for the Freedom Fund Banquet and a combined total of over 100 years of service to the Bay City area and local communities.  I encourage the whole community to come and engage in “Solidarity”. The Banquet is open to all with a paid ticket for admittance and I am sure everyone will enjoy the incites that Ms. Brooks will share at the evenings event.” Said Branch President, Darold Newton.

Please plan to join us at this wonderful annual event. Tickets are $60.00. Corporate and Reserved seating is available. RSVP by November 5th to guarantee seating.


For ticket or additional information contact:  

Ms. Freddie Jones – Executive Secretary @ (989) 893-4764

Ms. Carnelia Welch – Banquet Co-Chairperson @ (989) 778-1255



    Scottish Rite Masonic Center
    614 Center Ave.
    Bay City, MI 48708