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Syracuse Onondaga County NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner will feature keynote speaker: Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump

Syracuse Onondaga County NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner will feature keynote speaker: Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump

This year, the 43rd The annual Syracuse Onondaga NAACP Freedom Fund dinner will be in person and will feature civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as the keynote speaker. The event will take place on Thursday, May 26, 2022 (4:00 p.m., registration, 5:00 p.m. start of the event). Our theme this year; “In pursuit of freedom in the face of injustice!”

The dinner will take place at the Ramada by Wyndham in Liverpool, NY, and is expected to include a VIP cocktail reception, featuring the Kool Jazz Band and the evening’s guest host, Evelyn Ingram.

The evening’s entertainment will include star-studded performances by members of the Antoinette Montague/Jazz Woman to the Rescue Experience. Honorary co-chairs for the event are Vicki Brackens, Brackens Financial Solutions Network, LLC, Steven Fournier, President of CNY Market, KeyBank; Laura Serway, Laci’s Supper Club and Joanie Mahoney, President, SUNY ESF.

Syracuse’s NAACP honorees include recipients of:

  • Harriet Tubman Freedom Fund AwardVera House;
  • Linda Brown-Robinson and Van B. Robinson Lifetime Achievement AwardOnondaga Votes and the League of Women Voters;
  • Earl G. Graves, Sr. Corporate AwardGarland Brothers Funeral Home;
  • Madame CJ Walker Small Business Award; CNY Latin;
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Education AwardKaren Harrison, Professor of Communications, Onondaga Community College;
  • Union Philip Randolph CNY AwardMark Spadafore, President, Greater Syracuse Labor Council;
  • Oprah Winfrey Philanthropy AwardRahma Health Clinic
  • Maye, McKinney and Melchor Freedom and Justice AwardCNY, Inc. pro bono attorney project

Guests have the option of purchasing tickets to attend the event which includes an annual membership to the Syracuse Onondaga NAACP Chapter and the purchase of an additional VIP reception ticket for the evening.

For more information, visit us through our social media, through our website at www.syracusenaacp.com or register directly at https://syracusenaacpffd2022.eventbrite.com .

When registering for the event, guests will be asked to complete a registration form and submit it with payment by credit card or mail it with a check and a printed response form to the Syracuse Onondaga NAACP at PO Box 11375, Syracuse, New York 13218. It is important that all guests register online even if you plan to mail checks.

Customers interested in sponsorship opportunities or submitting artwork for our event log should contact us at [email protected]

The Freedom Fund Dinner helps support programs such as voter registration drives, legal remedies, health programs and more. The NAACP, along with our more than one million members, advocates, and activists across the United States, are frontline advocates committed to raising awareness to secure equal civil, educational, social, and economic rights in order to eliminate discrimination based on race. and ensuring the health and well-being of all people. We are truly united in this fight and have been for 145 years! Join us in celebrating the individuals and organizations who have done the same in the CNY region.

Syracuse Onondaga NAACP 43rd Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner

“In pursuit of freedom in the face of injustice!”

With the keynote speaker: Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Weather: 4:00 p.m. Registration, 5:00 p.m. Start of the event
Place: Ramada Inn at Wyndham, Liverpool, NY 13088
Buy your tickets at: https://syracusenaacpffd2022.eventbrite.com