We Shall Not Be Moved
2021 Freedom Fund Virtual Banquet

Thursday, October 28, 2021
7:00-9:00 p.m.


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2021 Virtual Freedom Fund Banquet and Awards Ceremony
7:00 p.m. Gathering
7:15 p.m. Welcoming remarks by Leon W. Russell
7:30 p.m.  Keynote address by Marilyn J. Mosby

Presentation of Awards & Donations
$2000.00 in donations to local charities
The Charles P. Monroe Civil Rights Award
The Henry L. Holmes Meritorious Service Award
The Willard W. "Woody" BRITTAIN Community Appreciation Award
Civil Rights Activist of the Year Award
Arlington Branch NAACP President's Award 

Leon W. Russell
Welcoming Speaker

Marilyn J. Mosby
Keynote Speaker

Join us on October 28th for Arlington's biggest civil rights & social justice event of the year

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$30.00 Adults
$20.00 Youth (0-17 years old)

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Platinum Sponsor
$500.00
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$300.00
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$200.00 
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Payable to: Arlington Branch NAACP #7047

Arlington Branch NAACP #7047
PO Box 4528
Arlington, VA 22204-0528

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Award Descriptions

The Willard W. "Woody" Brittain Community Appreciation Award
(individual or group/organization)
The Willard W. Brittain Community Appreciation Award was renamed in 2013 to honor Mr. Willard Woodson “Woody” Brittain for his many contributions to the corporate world and the Arlington community. This award is given to an individual who lives or works in Arlington, or a group/organization that has established/maintained a business within Arlington County and, through their actions and service, has contributed many hours of their time towards the betterment of Arlington County and its residents.

The Charles P. Monroe Civil Rights Award
(individual or group/organization)
The Charles P. Monroe Civil Rights Award honors the former County Board Chairman, Charles P. Monroe. He was a community activist engaged in increasing public participation in County government and politics. He was also an advocate for affordable housing and other issues affecting the financially disadvantaged. This award is granted to an individual or group/organization that has advocated for the civil rights of those living in Arlington County.

The Henry L. Holmes Meritorious Service Award
(individual or group/organization)
The Henry L. Holmes Meritorious Service Award was renamed in 2012 to honor Henry L. Holmes, the first African American elected official in Arlington. Mr. Holmes served as the Commissioner of Revenue for Arlington County from 1876 to 1903, 27 years without interruption. In addition, he was the first Worshipful Master of Arlington Lodge #58. This is awarded to an individual or group/organization that has supported the Branch, the Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, and the Arlington community for more than two years.

Civil Rights Activist of the Year Award
(individual or group/organization)
This award is given to an individual or group/organization that is actively involved in advocating for various civil rights causes. The nominee is one who aids in the development of legislation or implementation of civil rights policies to “secure the political, educational, social, or economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons” within the Arlington County community.

Arlington Branch NAACP President's Award
(individual or group/organization)
The NAACP President’s Award is a distinguished honor given to an individual or group/organization that is “actively challenging others to embrace diversity and ensure greater opportunity for all people.” Granted at the discretion of the Branch President.

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Disclaimer

Contributions or gifts to this NAACP branch are not deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal Income tax purposes. However, organizations that purchase ads, sponsorships, or tickets for business purposes, may be able to deduct these expenses as a business expense.

Mission

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 to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.re.

Welcoming Remarks 7:15 p.m.

Leon W. Russell has dedicated his life to fighting for human rights and has served on the National Board of Directors since 1990 in various roles, including Assistant Secretary, Chair of the Convention Planning Committee, and Vice Chair. His peers recognized his decades of work and leadership when they elected him as chair in 2017.

Leon W. Russell

Chair, NAACP National Board of Directors

Keynote Address 7:30 p.m.

As an active member in her profession and community, Mosby has served in several leadership positions on several committees and boards. She is a member of the Links Incorporated; the Peer Review Committee of the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission; and has served on the Judicial Nomination Committee for the Monumental Bar Association, as well as the Criminal Justice Committee for the Baltimore City Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Mosby has received numerous professional and community awards, accolades, and recognition, some of which include receiving the prestigious 2016 Newsmaker of the Year Award by The National Newspaper Publishers Association; being named the 2015 Junius W. Williams Young Lawyer of the Year by the National Bar Association; and receiving the Woman of Courage Award by the National Women’s Political Caucus. Additionally, Mosby was among the 2015 class of both The Root 100 and Ebony Magazine’s Power 100. She was named as one of the Baltimore Sun’s 50 Women to Watch twice, in 2013 and 2014; Baltimore Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 in 2014; and one of the Daily Record’s Leading Women in 2013.

Marilyn J. Mosby

State's Attorney for Baltimore City