“ONE BOROUGH, ONE CITY, ONE DREAM” was the theme for The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Brooklyn Branch, Fifth Annual Freedom Fund Reception Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 11 at the Brooklyn Public Library in the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.
“The NAACP was founded by brave American citizens from many cultures, colors and creeds, nearly 100 years ago to bring freedom and equal rights and civil rights to Black Americans. The Brooklyn Branch continues to be blessed by the work of diverse members and supporters who share the vision of justice, compassion and economic opportunity,” said Karen Boykin-Towns, Brooklyn Branch President since 2005.
“Our founders courageously proved to us that they were powerful beyond measure. We must convey that courage to the next generation and beyond so that someday the vision will be achieved,” stated Boykin-Towns.
Freedom Fund Reception and Awards are being sponsored by: AARP, Citigroup, Con Edison, Council of School Administrators and Supervisors, Delta Airlines, Greater New York Hospital Association, Health First, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 237, Muss Development, New York State United Teachers, The Related Companies, LP, Rent-A-Center, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Tioga Downs Racetrack LLC, V3 Hotels and OraSure Technologies, Inc. For further information please visit _www.brooklynnaacp.org or call 718-243-2040.
Jacqueline A. Berrien, Chair, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;
Dr. Marcella Maxwell, Community Activist; LUCILLE ROSE LIVING LEGEND AWARD, Jacqui Williams-Fields, Principal, 99 Solutions; VALIANT SERVICE AWARD, Roland Brammer, Owner, Subway Franchise; ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD, Jailia McLean, Catherine McCauley High School, YOUNG LEADER AWARD; Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez , President, Hispanic Federation, FREEDOM STAR AWARD; LEGAL LEADERSHIP AWARD. Verizon LEADERSHIP IN COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AWARD; Jorel Moore, Franklin K. Lane High School YOUNG LEADER AWARD.