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NAACP 2017 Freedom Fund Dinner is Oct. 21

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Joe Madison is keynote speaker at the NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner. Photo provided

The Cincinnati Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is taking a cue from the Bible to fire up supporters for its annual Freedom Fund Dinner October 21.

The theme of this year’s fundraiser at the Duke Energy Convention Center is “Steadfast and Immovable.” Leaders of the Cincinnati Branch say the theme reflects the Branch’s century-long determination to stand up for Civil Rights.

“We will strongly advocate for equal justice, and equal access to jobs, education, and the voting booth,” said Branch president, Robert Richardson, Sr. “Supporting the Freedom Fund Dinner helps us do that.”

Joe Madison, known as the Black Eagle on Sirius XM’s Urban View channel, and a former executive director of the NAACP’s Detroit Branch, is the keynote speaker.

Tickets to the event are $75 per person. They may be purchased online at www.cincinnatinaacp.com/freedom-fund.

The dinner and program begin at 7 p.m., October at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Networking begins at 6 p.m.

The Cincinnati Branch of the NAACP opened in 1915.

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