Native efforts made to advance equity and equality can be celebrated by the native NAACP chapter at its annual banquet.
The NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Fundraiser, which is a black-tie affair, is at 6 p.m. April 23 at Pritchard Group Heart in Elizabethtown.
In response to a information launch from the group, this 12 months’s theme is Unity in Range and Collectively in Peace.
“Whereas all of us have the identical human genetic make-up, we’re various in background and heritage solely,” Hardin County Department of the NAACP President Joyce Beasley stated within the launch. “Whereas selling a typical floor inside the races has been an actual wrestle for People, lots of our brothers and sisters of this human race have actively engaged within the activity of bringing peace and concord inside our group and nation.”
Featured speaker this 12 months is Christopher A. King, grandson of legendary Blues singer B.B. King, who will share his message of If Nothing Modifications, Nothing Modifications. King is a human rights activist, philanthropist, award-winning motivational speaker and founding father of “The Gentleman’s Course,” a nonprofit group that educates youth in etiquette, human rights and human trafficking consciousness.
In response to the discharge, the chapter chosen King as a result of they “imagine he can deal with our goal to unite members of our group towards equality and social justice in a optimistic and productive method.”
The occasion will honor the late Tanya Seabrooks’ legacy in the neighborhood. She is being posthumously awarded the Choose Larry Smith Humanitarian Award, which acknowledges the dedication of a member or supporter to a trigger on their very own account, along with what the department could also be carrying out.
Seabrooks, recognized regionally as “The Gamechanger,” was a Radcliff Metropolis Councilwoman who labored to assist extra residents turn out to be employable via expungement workshops and different group efforts.
In response to the discharge, Seabrooks additionally can be honored by a brand new award named in her honor.
The Tanya Seabrooks Social Justice Affect Award was created this 12 months by Freedom Fund Committee member Gwendolyn Thompson Brashear, the discharge stated.
The winner is Sharon Brinkley, a group civil rights activist and member of a number of native, state and nationwide organizations for civil rights. In response to the discharge, Brinkley is somebody who catalyzes rigorous solution-oriented transformation on social justice subjects and demonstrates compassion, perseverance, braveness and management, in response to the discharge.
Different awards and recipients this 12 months are:
- Lacy Rice Sr.’s Civil Rights Award: Carolyn Hicks, a retired Fort Knox science instructor
- Aundra Lett-Jackson Volunteer Award: Jerren Morning, a social and help employee for college kids and households for Hardin County Colleges
- Mary Lois Smith Award: Dr. Silas Session, director of navy initiatives, affiliate professor and assistant pastor at New Hope Baptist Church
- Joe and Mildred Williams Lifetime Achievement Award: the Rev. Harold H. Craig Jr., pastor of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church
- Herlea Reynolds President’s Award: Michele Jones, retired laptop operator and foster father or mother
- Triumphant Teen Award: Janiya Blair Banks, vp of her faculty’s freshman class and member of Hardin County Teen Court docket
- Expertise Excellence Award: Shawn Evans, a Hardin County scholar from Vine Grove. He can be awarded the Hardin County Department Expertise Excellence Scholarship.
College students who received first, second or third place honors on the nationwide degree of the Afro-Educational, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics are eligible for the Expertise Excellence Award.
Evans received first place in music composition. He composed his personal music and carried out it on the NAACP’s Nationwide Conference in July 2021.
Different state ACT-SO winners who can be acknowledged are Charlie Seigler, Amadis Davis, Olivia Sattuck, Sierra Lucas, Olivee McKinney and Tapanga Fortum.
The occasion, often held in September, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The banquet will embrace a meal, dwell leisure and can be moderated by Robin Gardner, a Louisville poet and motivational speaker.
Tickets, that are $75, might be bought at Eventbrite, bit.ly/3u39VsA or by sending funds and make contact with info to Venmo.com//hardincountybranch-naacp.
Paper tickets might be acquired from Mildred Williams by calling 270-351-2738 or Jennifer Banks at 270-304-5101.
Ticket gross sales finish April 9.
For commercial and sponsorship info, contact Nichelle Tucker at 270-599-9293 or Gwendolyn Brashear at 270-317-6676 or Gwendolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to the discharge, help for the banquet is acquired via ticket gross sales, ads and sponsorships.
“Contributions will assist the Hardin County Department proceed to be efficient within the lives of minority group members of our space,” the discharge stated.