The Freedom Party!
Milwaukee, WI (September 6, 2012) – On Saturday, September 15, the Milwaukee Chapter of the NAACP – Young Adult Committee, will be hosting “The Freedom Party,” an After Party to the Annual Freedom Fund Dinner, designed to engage and attract young professionals to become involved within the organization, at The Polaris, Hyatt Regency Rooftop (333 W. Kilbourn Avenue). The party will follow the Freedom Fund Dinner, the annual fundraiser for the local branch to support programming efforts, and will take place in the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee-Downtown Grand Ballroom.
“Our community faces many challenges. The NAACP can and should play a major role in identifying solutions, developing strategies and implementing action to move the community forward toward the goal of building an inclusive “One Milwaukee.” It is exciting that so many young adults are involved and engaged in this process. They bring talent, ideas and leadership that is required for this transformation that must occur. The fact that many are committed and prepared to step up is significant. The NAACP welcomes them and their participation”, said James Hall, President – NAACP Milwaukee Branch.
Jasmine Johnson, Milwaukee Chapter NAACP Young Adult Committee Chair states, “In just one year this group has accomplished so much in order to positively impact our community. We declared that it would not be business as usual. We committed to deliverables; measureable outcomes and we did just that. I am looking forward to The Freedom Party on September 15, to celebrate a movement of collaboration, success of what happens when people are willing to ACT and answer the call, and the opportunity to continue the efforts of ONE MKE.”
The party begins at 9pm, and there is a $10 minimum donation to the NAACP to attend this event. There will be live music by saxophonist, Tobias Cainion, Sr. and music by DJ Sherman. This year’s Freedom Fund Dinner theme is “Reform, Restore, Refocus: Your Power, Your Decision – VOTE” and the Freedom Party will be co-hosted by The Center for Progressive Leadership, Citizen Action of WI Education Fund, and the WI League of Young Voters. Cocktail Attire Is required.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights for all, and to eliminate radical hatred and racial discrimination. The NAACP strives for a society where all individuals are treated fairly and equally.