The Norwalk Branch, NAACP will hold its 12th annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. at Water’s Edge Giovanni’s, 2748 Post Road, Darien.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Marie M. Spivey, chair of the Connecticut Commission on Health Equity, and vice president for Health Equity of the Connecticut Hospital Association. The topic of her address will be “Power Up: No Time Like the Present!”
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be the Reverend Dr. Jeffrey A. Ingraham, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Norwalk.
The Barbara Jean Edmonds Penn Memorial Award for Community Service will be given to Marguerite Fuller, the first African-American teacher in the Norwalk Public Schools. The Reverend J. P. Ball Award for Leadership will be given to former Police Chief Harry W. Rilling.
Music will be provided by Rasheem Dixon and Intimate Encounter.
“We are fortunate to welcome Dr. Spivey as our keynote speaker,” said Jill Griffin, chairperson of the Freedom Fund Banquet Committee. “She believes we have the power to overcome disparities in health care right now. And we are proud of our two honorees, Marguerite Fuller and Harry W. Rilling. They have brought so much to the Norwalk community.”
Dinner tickets are $65. Tables for 10 cost $650.00. To reserve a spot, call Jackie at 203-847-2196 or Jill at 203-644-0350.