The Freedom Fund event is the major fundraising occasion for the NAACP and is held by local branches throughout the country. It is an opportunity to recognize groups and individuals who have contributed to the cause of racial justice and equality throughout our area, invite stakeholders from the community to learn about the organization, and encourage members and supporters to meet each other.
Sept. 16, 2018: The theme was Environmental Justice and featured two remarkable speakers. Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley is a nationally known advocate for protecting minority communities from the impacts of climate change as a matter of civil rights, and for protecting earth’s ecology as a matter of faith in God’s creation.
Pastor Paul Wilson’s fight to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline from devastating the land and the health of his community at Union Hill in Buckingham County has won widespread acclaim. Attendance filled the entire room at JMU’s Festival Ballroom.