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2023 Freedom Fund & Community Service Awards Banquet

“Onward & Upward: Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”, will recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant impacts toward advancing educational, health, civil rights and community development opportunities to people in underserved Stanislaus County communities.

CVV News l January 2023

The Modesto/Stanislaus will hold its 2023 Freedom Fund & Community Service Awards Banquet, Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. The Banquet location is Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L Street, Modesto, CA The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) strives to ensure civil rights for all individuals. For over 113 years, the NAACP has been a leading voice in advocating for equity, diversity, and civil rights. The organization ensures that everyone has the same opportunities and is treated fairly, regardless of race or background. Civil rights for one is civil rights for all—the NAACP and the Modesto/Stanislaus Branch are committed to fighting for the rights of everyone.

Through this event, and with the support from our local community and friends, we hope to raise funds to continue our essential work. Your support also provides the opportunity to demonstrate your partnership in our efforts to promote equality, provide equal accessibility and eliminate discrimination in our local community.

To Become an Event or Table Sponsor, call (209) 896-9196

Felicia Roberts took an idea gathered a few people to reached into a minority community to highlight the positive, using a minority newspaper the Central Valley Voice. Roberts was joined by her sisters Carolyn Williams, Alleashia Thomas, niece Hermonie Lynn Williams, nephew Ron Williams, cousin Jerald Lester, Jay Slaffey, Greg Savage, Tim Daniels and the late J Denise Fontaine. Each individual played an important role in the birth of the newspapers. Since, then many have stood strong behind the success of the newspapers and its goal to fill a void in the Central Valley community. The Central Valley Voice published their 1st issue in November 1991. Its purposed was to highlight the achievements of minorities in the Central Valley. The Voice focuses on the accomplishments of African Americans and Hispanics giving young people role models while diminishing the stereotypical pictures of gangs, crime and violence that permeate the minority communities. Since 1991, the Central Valley Voice has provided an important voice for the minority community throughout the Madera, Merced. Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.

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