New Haven NAACP to hold Freedom Fund Dinner May 17
The Branch also will honor will honor the Honorable William Dyson, longtime state representative and holder of the Governor William A. O’Neill Endowed Chair in Public Policy and Practice at Central Connecticut State University; James Barber, Southern Connecticut State University; Marilyn Ford, Quinnipiac University Law School; and Lula White, member of the New Haven Federation of Teachers and former Freedom Rider. “We are proud of this illustrious group of academic and civil rights focused honorees that will share our dais that evening” said Greater New Haven NAACP Branch President James E. Rawlings, also in the statement. “Those in attendance, especially the youth, will have the fortune and opportunity to hear some very inspiring remarks from living legends that many of the adults have looked up to throughout their young lives” The Branch also will recognize First Niagara Bank for its support of the NAACP in assisting community development, the statement said. “First Niagara has pledged a total of $6.85 million over (five) years in loans and down payment assistance through a newly formed partnership with the NAACP, as part of its overall CRA commitment for the New Haven region. The New Haven Branch will serve as the referral agency for both the home ownership assistance and small business loan programs to ensure that all applicants meet the established criteria.” The event is $100, which includes a one year membership and subscription to Crises Magazine. For tickets and information call 203-389-7275 or email email@example.com Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.