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Ozaukee County NAACP 2017 Freedom Fund Dinner

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River Club of Mequon

12400 North Ville Du Parc Drive

Mequon, WI 53092

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Your memberships and ticket purchases have helped our Branch provide scholarships to young people who are now in college and graduate schools, preparing to make a positive difference on the world. Please join us this year to help us continue supporting deserving students.

You are invited to join us for our 2017 Freedom Fund Dinner. The evening will begin at 5pm with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Dinner will begin at 6:15pm. Our guest speaker will be Bakari Sellers, Attorney and CNN Political Analyst.

About Our Speaker:

Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. In 2014 he was the Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor in the state of South Carolina.


Earning his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College, where he served as student body president, and his law degree from the University of South Carolina, Sellers has followed in the footsteps of his father, civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, in his tireless commitment to service taking championing progressive policies to address issues ranging from education and poverty to preventing domestic violence and childhood obesity.


In addition to having served on President Barack Obama's South Carolina steering committee during the 2008 election, Sellers is widely considered to be a rising star within the Democratic Party and leading voice for his generation. That, coupled with his uncommon ability to reach across the aisle and get things done, has led to
numerous accolades including being named to TIME Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2010 as well as 2014 and 2015 “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans. He has provided commentary and analysis to CNN and MSNBC including multiple appearances on Hardball with Chris Matthews and Morning Joe.

He has served as a featured speaker at events for the National Education Association, College Democrats of America National Convention, and the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

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