The auburn/cayuga NAACP events:
The Auburn/Cayuga branch is dedicated to providing the community with the proper information to continue the work of our “Game Changers.”
Annual events such as the Freedom Fund Gala, The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Millennium Luncheon, the School Supply Give-a-way.
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Join us for the 56th annual freedom
The Auburn/Cayuga NAACP Chapter is pleased to announce the date for the 2023 FREEDOM GALA:
OCTOBER 27, 2023!
This year’s theme is “Thriving Together: Celebrating our Collective POWER.” Through community, we can disrupt inequality, dismantle racism, and accelerate change in criminal justice, health care, education, climate, and the economy. This year, more than ever, we are asking for your continued support by becoming a lead sponsor and selecting one of our Corporate Sponsorship Benefits, Journal Advertisement Levels, purchasing tickets to the Gala, or donating.
On October 27, the Auburn Cayuga County NAACP is celebrating its 56th Annual Freedom Fund Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn, NY. This historic evening will feature a keynote speaker, community awards and recognition, and the Harriet Tubman Freedom Fighter Award to individuals who embody our Association’s goals through their commitment and dedication to the community.
We look forward to celebrating together. When we work together, we thrive together.
PAST EVENT: THE 2023
“YOU MATTER” WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
The 1st Annual YOU MATTER Women’s Conference took place March 10 & 11, 2023. We were proud to have an amazing line-up of presentations from African- American facilitators who are experts in their fields, providing vital life-changing information on women’s health-care, mental health-care, spiritual direction, nutrition, eldercare, and yoga.
THE 2022 CNY Freedom Fund
The 2022 theme was “This is Power: Respect it. Claim it. Vote.” – aimed at educating the importance of voting, mobilizing for change, fighting for equality, and helping others. In 2022, the struggle for equality for all continues.
CNY Freedom Fund Dinner
The Auburn NAACP chapter, along with our NAACP brothers and sisters in Syracuse/Onondaga and Rome, N.Y. gathered to pursue justice and defeat hate!
PURPOSE OF THE FREEDOM FUND BANQUET
The NAACP Freedom Fund began in 1953 (on a national level) as a ten-year program to intensify efforts to complete the job of emancipation. Near the culmination of this effort, Medgar W. Evers, a heroic NAACP Mississippi Field Secretary, was killed by an assassin’s bullet. This prompted the NAACP Chairman Bishop Stephen Spottswood to pay tribute to this gallant warrior at the NAACP Convention in Chicago, Illinois in July 1963. He did so by proclaiming that the NAACP Fighting Fund for Freedom will continue until the job of emancipating our people is complete.
“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.”
Coretta Scott King