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August & September Newsletter

Posted by fwanaacp3049 on  September 14, 2019

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The Fort Wayne NAACP has been having a large time for two months! August was kicked off by the planning phase of the 74th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet. The event took place on September 12, 2019 and the room was filled with Fort Wayne’s finest award recipients, sponsors, community leaders, and citizens of the city. Link’s Wonderland’s reception hall was decorated in beautiful golds, yellow and black. Pure elegance! Thank you to
NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 honors community activist at 74th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet, September 12, 2019 It gives us great pleasure to announce the 2019 NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Awardees. Upon the recommendation of the Awards Committee several things are considered including years of service impact, leadership and character.·         Tamesha Fikes, Flagstar Bank – Preston A Lyons Sr. Freedom and Justice Award·          Martha Thomas & Mary Roberts – Rev. Dr. Clyde
THURSDAY, September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 PM 1711 E. CREIGHTON AVE, FORT WAYNE, IN 46803 Keynote Speaker Richard G. Womack Sr. Richard Gilbert Womack, assistant to American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) President John Sweeney, was born, in Danville, Virginia. Soon after his birth, Womack moved with his parents, Louise Patrick and Gilbert Womack, to Darby Township outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he attended public school, graduating from Darby High School

Action Alert! Background Check Legislation

Posted by fwanaacp3049 on  August 11, 2019

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From mass shootings most recently in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio to street killings throughout our country, dangerously easy access to guns in the U.S. are a major and deadly problem, and one that dis-proportionally impacts communities of color.  Meanwhile, some of our elected officials in “leadership” do nothing.  As of August 6, 2019, there had been 251 mass shootings in the US this year; that’s more than 1 per day.  Enough is enough! Download the action

July Newsletter

Posted by fwanaacp3049 on  August 3, 2019

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Health Committee Event – Our Healing Kitchen After 8 intense classes, children and their parents learned how to meal plan, prepare and cook meals that are vegetable enriched for healthier lifestyles. On top of cooking skills, they also learned about bonding in the kitchen as a team. Our Healing Kitchen is fundamentally changing communities and the Fort Wayne NAACP Branch 3049 would like to thank St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Parkview for sponsoring us