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Rock Island County NAACP

NAACP: ALL IN FOR JUSTICE AND EQUALITY

2014 Freedom Fund Banquet
And Image Awards
Youth Academic Scholarship

NAACP 2014 Freedom Fund Banquet

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Quad City Members and Friends I Bring You Greetings and a Personal Invitation from the Rock Island County Branch:

The Rock Island County Branch NAACP #3268 would like to extend an invitation for you to join us on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Holiday Inn, downtown Rock Island. We are hosting our 7th Gala Freedom Fund Banquet and Image Awards “NAACP: ALL IN JUSTICE AND EQUALITY.” The evening will open with a social at 6:00 PM that will include music, light refreshments and remarks from President Liz Sherwin. The Dinner and Program will follow at 7:00 PM.

The Reverend Dr. Christal L. Williams will be our speaker. As a 21st Century Pioneer, and Apostolic Trend setter, the Rev. Dr. Christal L. Williams began her life’s work as an Associate Regional Minister with the Christian Church in Illinois and Wisconsin in 1999. She is gifted in the ability to build solid relationships with Pastors, Laity, Youth and Disciples. Dr. Christal is an influential leader, taking her message and mission to heart; which is to love, equip and encourage everyone toward a reconciling relationship with God. Dr. Christal’s apostolic journeys have taken her throughout the United States, Guatemala, China, Egypt, and Jerusalem and around the World. Dr. Christal has the unique ability to hear, understand and interpret the voices of many cultures and communities. In 2013, Christal published a new and inspirational Book on prayer “The Power of Asking: Unleashing God’s Best For Your Life”

The Image Awards presentations will follow. Come out and support our neighbors and friends “outstanding men and women” of the Quad-Cities in the Arts, Business, Civil Rights, Education, Justice, Religion and Youth Development. We will also be presenting our third Youth Scholarship Award.

Rev. Dr. Williams is uniquely gifted to bring us a message that is both spiritual and inspirational. Religion underscores the NAACP as it is forever valiant in addressing the challenges of our past, current and future times. “The black experience is housed in the black church. The church was the only free shelter where blacks could meet to develop a sense of community and reach toward wholeness and freedom.” For 105 years the NAACP remains vigilant in its mission until the promise of America is made real for all Americans.

Important information enclosed!! It explains the Image Award nomination process and how to support us with ad subscriptions and banquet ticket purchases. Please pay attention to the deadlines for submission for Image Awards, Program Book Ad’s and Banquet Ticket reservations as dates may differ.

Liz Sherwin, President
March 17, 2014

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