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August 4, 2021

Fauquier NAACP will host 66th Freedom Fund event

White House Senior Policy Advisor for COVID-19 Equity Cameron Webb will deliver the keynote address Aug. 27.
Fauquier’s NAACP branch will host its 66th annual Freedom Fund Celebration at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27.

The event for the second consecutive year will take place virtually, with a Zoom link provided to those who make reservations.

Dr. Cameron Webb, an attorney and medical doctor serving as White House Senior Policy Advisor for COVID-19 Equity, will deliver the keynote address. Dr. Webb has relatives and friends in the Fauquier area. The Democratic nominee, he lost the 5th Congressional District election last November to Bob Good (R).

This year’s program will focus on affordable housing and will highlight the work of the Fauquier NAACP Housing Committee, co-chaired by Margaret Strano and Conway Porter.

“Please join us on the 27th and learn how the Housing Committee is advocating for safe, quality, affordable housing, highlighting inequities in local housing and ensuring those in need have access to housing resources,” Ms. Strano said.

Fauquier NAACP’s community activity in the past year has included advocating for fair housing rights, holding public health forums and feeding those with need during the pandemic, awarding scholarships at all three local high schools and building relationships with local law enforcement.

This year, for the first time, the Fauquier Branch will present a Distinguished Citizen Service Award to a deserving member of the community.

The Freedom Fund event is Fauquier NAACP’s only yearly fundraiser. As a nonprofit, it relies on donations from individuals and businesses to fund its programs and outreach.

The cost to attend is $50 for adults and $25 for students. Tickets may be purchased online.
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To order tickets by regular mail, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to request a registration form.

Donations may be made on the organization’s website or by mailing checks to Fauquier NAACP, P.O. Box 82, Bealeton, Va. 22712.

Businesses interested in being sponsors of the event should contact Freedom Fund Chairman Robert Copeland at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The event also has a Facebook page.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People works to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.








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