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Nashville NAACP 104th Anniversary Freedom Fund Banquet November 18

by Cass Teague
Senator Charlane Oliver

On November 18, the Nashville Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold their annual Freedom Fund Banquet, a Dinner & 104th Year Anniversary Celebration at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel – Downtown, 611 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203. The annual event is one of the major fundraising events held each year, allowing them to operate their office and keep the community informed so the community can hold the school board, the legislature, judicial districts, and the Metro Mayor’s Office accountable for what is happening to the people in our city.

This year the theme is “Thriving Together: Together We Win” and the event begins at 6:00 pm CST with a Meet and Greet Reception, followed at 7:00 pm with the Program and Dinner.

The Keynote Speaker for this year’s Freedom Fund Banquet is Senator Charlane Oliver. Oliver is a Democrat and represents District 19, in Nashville and other parts of Davidson County. Born October 26, Oliver is a Nonprofit Executive, who is married, with three children. She earned her B.S. degree at Vanderbilt University (2005) and her M.P.A. at University of Tennessee Knoxville (2008).

Her community involvement includes membership in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Leadership Nashville; NAACP Nashville; CABLE Nashville; The Equity Alliance; Nurture The Next – Board Member; and Stand Up Nashville – Board Member.

Senator Oliver is a member of the following 113th General Assembly Committees: Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee; Government Operations Committee; Joint Education, Health and General Welfare Committee; and the Joint Judiciary and Government. She can be contacted at this email: sen.charlane.oliver@capitol.tn.gov

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. Their vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

Founded February 12, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s foremost, largest, and most widely recognized civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.

In the 21st century, the NAACP is focused on disparities in economics, healthcare, education, voter empowerment and the criminal justice system while also continuing its role as legal advocate for civil rights issues. While much of the NAACP is chronicled is books, articles, pamphlets and magazines, the true movement lies in the faces-the diverse multiracial army of ordinary women and men from every walk of life, race and class-united to awaken the consciousness of a people and a nation.

The NAACP will remain vigilant in its mission until the promise of America is made real for all Americans. For more information about the Banquet or the organization, contact the Nashville Branch office at (615) 329-0999.

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