Last night, at our 43rd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, we gathered celebrated a year of growth & advocacy by both our membership and other partners in our community. The night began with music and messages from our membership, our award ceremony, a motivational message delivered by our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sir Walter Mack, and finally a message from our president, Barrett Brown.
“We have grown as a branch is size, diversity and capacity. As we move forward this year we rededicate ourselves to voting rights, equal protection under the law, economic and environmental justice and the principals and ideals that will serve to make Alamance County better. Make NC a place where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great and contribute to making America live up to its promise of a perfect union.” – Barrett Brown, Branch President
We would like to thank all who made this event possible, as well as all who attended, for their continued support & loyalty. Some of those who have made outstanding contributions in 2017 to the fight for civil rights & justice in Alamance County were honored last night. Awardees included;
Burlington Masjid (Humanitarian Award)
United Chapel UCC (Religious Affairs Award)
Closing the Achievement Gap, Inc. (Education Award)
Dana Courtney (President’s Award)
Rev. William Barber (Lifetime Achievement Award)
We look forward to another year of moving #forwardtogether.