MANCHESTER, NH – Get your tickets now for the 2015 Annual NAACP 2015 Freedom Fund Dinner, which this year will honor three outstanding individuals for their contributions to building community. The dinner will be held Oct. 17 from 6-9 p.m. at the Puritan Backroom.
Serge Emmanuel (Manny) Content, Multicultural Segment Manager for Coca Cola Northern New England: Manny has contributed to cultural understanding from a youth growing up in New Hampshire to a delivery driver and now as a regional manager supporting diversity.
Sarah Jane Knoy: Executive Director of Granite State Organizing Project: As executive director of the largest mass-based community initiative in the state of New Hampshire, Sarah Jane brings together community members and gives voice to their concerns.
David J. Mara: Retired Manchester Police Chief: During his tenure as Police Chief the demographics of the city of Manchester underwent many changes. Chief Mara embraced diversity, engaged community residents and exemplified integrity.
Guest speaker will be Reverend Liz Walker, former TV news anchor and pastor of Roxbury Presbyterian Church in one of Boston’s most challenging neighborhoods. Her calling as a minister is the latest and highest reach of a compelling life journey which includes 11 years of humanitarian efforts working in one of Africa’s most troubled countries after 21 years as Boston’s first African American Television News Anchor on WBZ TV.
About the NAACP: In 1909, the NAACP commenced its legacy of fighting battles to win social justice for African-Americans – and all Americans – by opposing rampant lynching. In 1964, Manchester community members stood in prophetic witness with the struggle for justice and fairness that emerged in the U.S. Civil Rights movement.