Duluth’s NAACP chapter is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Freedom Fund Dinner. Following in the footsteps of the national NAACP, recognizing this is a time for action and change, the event, Moments in the Movement, will be held February 22nd, 2019 at Clyde Iron. The theme of our event aspires to highlight those moments that brought awareness of inequities and injustice and continue to encourage us to mobilize our communities to work together for change.
Moments in the Movement includes a graphic design art exhibition on the theme by UMD graphic design students, live entertainment and keynote speaker Dr. Mary Canty Merrill, Entrepreneur, Psychologist, Educator, Advocate, Author, Speaker, Provocateur, World Traveler-Dr. Mary’s most recent literary project—scheduled to launch in early 2019—is entitled, Why Black Lives Matter (Too): Voices of Our Youth. It is Part 2 of her popular and thought-provoking anthology, Why Black Lives Matter (Too): A Revolutionary Call to Action. As a seasoned professional and social justice advocate, Dr. Mary is committed to developing viable solutions that address critical issues by examining race, improving relations and getting to collective impact.
We will also showcase the accomplishments of the Duluth NAACP and celebrate the work of social/racial justice leaders in our community.
This year’s MC is local cultural and Naptural style trendsetter, UMD office of Diversity and Equity advisor Sandra Oyinloye
Doors open at 5:00 for the art exhibition and the dinner and program begin at 6:00. For more information visit the website: duluthnaacp.org/freedomfund
Tickets may be purchased on the website (duluthnaacp.org/freedomfund) with a credit card or PayPal account or by check or money orders made out to “Duluth NAACP” with “Freedom Fund Dinner” in the memo line. They can be mailed to the following address: P.O. Box 494 Duluth, MN 55801 ATTN: Freedom Fund Committee.
Tickets for the event are $60 which includes a yearly membership to the NAACP.