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Local NAACP branch announces Freedom Fund Luncheon theme ‘THRIVING: In Our Community’

The NAACP Chicago Far-South Suburban Branch (CFSSB) announced Monday that its annual Freedom Fund Luncheon will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 5. 

The luncheon, themed “THRIVING: In Our Community,” will be hosted at the Serbian Social Center, 18550 Stoney Island Ave. in Lansing. 

“This event is something we look forward to every year,” chapter President Gary Dingle said, noting that participants and sponsors “join a hardworking group of community leaders, activists, and engaged citizens dedicated to advancing equality and civil rights.”

This year’s keynote speaker will be Tiffany Hightower, executive director of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. The event will also feature comedian Eunice Jarrett and musical entertainment by Billy Shelton and his group, the Spaniels, who have shared the stage with legends such as Ray Charles, Chubby Checker and Stevie Wonder.

The Freedom Fund Luncheon serves as the primary fundraising initiative for the NAACP-CFSSB, enabling the organization to continue its efforts to advance civil rights and promote scholarships for local youth. The proceeds generated from this event are vital in supporting these initiatives and helping encourage and direct positive change in the community.

During the luncheon, the NAACP-CFSSB will honor two exceptional community leaders, the Rev. Bryant C. Warrant of Victory Apostolic Church and the Rev. David Bigsby of South Suburban Action Conference and In The Upper Room Ministry for their dedication to improving their communities.

Individual ticket donations for the Annual Freedom Fund Luncheon are priced at $75, allowing community members to participate in this critically important gathering.

To participate or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Gary Dingle at 708-794-8550 or email at [email protected].

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