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Loudoun NAACP to host annual Freedom Banquet Oct. 20

The NAACP Loudoun Branch will host Mary Frances Berry as its keynote speaker at its 72nd annual Freedom Fund Banquet Oct. 20.

The event will be held at the National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place in Lansdowne.

A reception begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a program at 7 p.m.

Berry is on the most highly recognized and respected voices of the national’s civil rights, gender quality and social justice agendas, according to the Loudoun NAACP.

She is the former chair of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, Assistant Secretary of Education, an author, teacher and a frequent speaker on race, social justice and human rights both internationally and throughout the U.S.

The title of her address will be “Race, Politics and the 2012 Election.”

Berry will also appear at a book signing for her latest books “And Justice for All” and “Power in Words,” scheduled at 6 p.m. during the reception prior to the banquet.

Events tickets are $65 and are available for NAACP Loudoun Branch members and online at http://www.naacploudoun.com.

To purchase tickets by phone, call 703-779-2990.


Sounds like a nice bi-partisan evening

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