The Bay City Branch of the NAACP will host the 63rd annual Freedom Fund Banquet Sunday, November 17, 2019 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 is “Embrace The Moment.”
The Keynote speaker for the occasion is Dr. Dawn Hinton PhD: Dawn is a product of Flint, Michigan. She was born to Winona and James Hinton and educated in Flint Public Schools. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan-Flint in Sociology. She has also earned a Master’s of Arts and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Western Michigan University in Sociology. Her graduate work allowed her to specialize in the study of Race and Ethnicity, Social Problems and Black Feminism. She is currently on the faculty at Saginaw Valley State University, where she has taught for over 20 years. She has earned the position of Professor of Sociology and currently serves as the Faculty Fellow for Community Engagement. She is very active in the community and seeks opportunities to serve those whose life experiences keep them on the margins of society. She currently holds several board positions including positions on the Saginaw County Housing Commission, the Saginaw County Public Defender’s Office, the Saginaw
African Cultural Festival Committee and is a member of the Tri-City (MI) Links.
“We are really excited to have Dr. Dawn. Hinton speak at this year’s Banquet especially because of this year’s theme! This year marks another milestone for us…our 63 rd 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 “Embrace The Moment” in Solidarity. The Banquet is open to all with a paid ticket for admittance and I am sure everyone will enjoy the incites that Dr. Hinton 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 5 th to guarantee seating. For ticket or additional information contact:
Ms. Freddie Jones – Executive Secretary @ (989) 893-4764
Mr. Darold Newton – President @ (989) 892-8658