December 3, 2020

The Time Is Now

Join us for this virtual event to support the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP’s efforts to work toward racially just and equitable communities through organized and accountable advocacy.

Meet the Keynote Speakers

William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen

We are honored to have as this year’s Freedom Fund Banuqet keynote speakers, William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen, who offer a profound accounting and response to the legacy of systemic racial and economic injustice in their new book, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century. And you can get an autographed copy of the book with your ticket!

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Order from one of these establishments on the evening of the event to bring the banquet experience home. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP.


Thank you to our sponsors! Please check them out in our banquet program book.

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Special thanks to Epilogue Books for providing the location for filming.

The Time Is Now

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About the Banquet

The Freedom Fund Banquet is the branch‘s primary fundraiser each year. Proceeds support the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, National and North Carolina NAACP operations and Chapel Hill-Carrboro programming, activism and outreach.

These funds allow us to fulfill the NAACP’s mission to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

We do that by addressing issues in our community related to education, equity, labor and economic disparities, voting rights, housing opportunity, health care, and environmental and criminal justice.

At the event, the branch also recognizes the recipients of its annual scholarships and awards honors to outstanding members of the branch and community.