The Bay City Branch of the NAACP will virtually host the 64th annual Freedom Fund Banquet Sunday, November 14, 2021.
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 “Diversity Equity & Inclusion Matters” The Keynote speaker for the virtual occasion is Darlene King-CDP: Executive Director Michigan Diversity Council. Darlene King began her career with the Michigan Diversity Council-MIDC, a division of the National Diversity Council, in 2015. As the executive director, her charge is working with corporations and organizations in developing diversity and inclusion initiatives, programs, processes, and procedures. She also oversees the growth of the council in the area of business development throughout the entire state of Michigan.
Prior to her tenure with the MIDC, she held the role of director of events, consultant services, training and development for all 34 school districts under the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency for over 10 years. Her territory covered implementation and execution of all workshops and conference as well as maintaining CEU’s for teachers and administrators within Wayne County MI. She managed more than 60 consultants as well as county-wide, signature events such as the Teacher Job Fair, County K-12 Art Fair and the Cultural Collaborative for Learning. Darlene was also an inaugural member of the Diversity Strategic Planning Committee, which rolled out a county-wide diversity plan for all districts.
“We are really excited to have Darlene speak at this year’s virtual fund raiser especially with the topic and this year’s theme! This year marks another milestone for us…our 64th 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 “Matter” and embrace Diversity Equity & Inclusion by registering for our virtual event in Solidarity. The event is open to all with a paid registration. I am sure everyone will enjoy the incites that Darlene will share at the evenings event.” Said Branch President, Darold Newton.
Please plan to join us at this wonderful virtual event. Tickets are $50.00. Corporate and Reserved seating is available. RSVP by November 8th to guarantee registration. (Registration is limited)
For registration or additional information contact:
Ms. Freddie Jones (989) 893-4764
Mrs. Jheri Draves (989) 893-7401
Mr. Darold Newton (989) 892-8658