The NAACP, Berkshire County Branch will host the 2024 Freedom Fund Award Ceremony, live and in-person, on Saturday, Jan. 20, starting at 5 pm at the Proprietor’s Lodge. The evening will feature a cocktail hour mingle, award ceremony, dinner, and finish with a dance party with DJ Jimmy Hall.
This year’s keynote speaker is Broadway actor and singer, Alan H. Green, whose concerts and appearances span the White House, Broadway, Radio City, stages across the country, and television. Green is a board member of Barrington Stage.
Held virtually for the last three years, the Freedom Fund Committee is excited for the return of this annual event that celebrates Freedom Fund award honorees and raises funds for Black and immigrant high school graduates in Berkshire County who will attend college or vocational school for the following two or four years.
Through fundraising with the Freedom Fund Awards Ceremony, the NAACP has awarded over $75,000 to 86 students.
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PCTV will be live-streaming it on their Facebook page
Go to the Branch Facebook page
to find a live link once the event has started and the PCTV link is live.
The 2024 Freedom Fund Award Recipients
Dr. David Levering Lewis – W.E.B. Du Bois Freedom Fund Award for Community Service and Activist for Peace, Justice, and Equality;
Pamela Tatge – Katherine Dunham Freedom Fund Award for Activist for Peace, Justice, Equity, and Equality in the Art of Dance;
Julianne Boyd – Ntozake Shange Freedom Fund Award for Activist for Peace, Justice, Equity, Equality, and Inclusiveness in the Art of Theater;
Berkshire Pride – Jahaira DeAlto Freedom Fund Award for Community Service and Activist for Peace, Justice, & Equality; and
Brittney Peauwe Wunnepog Walley – Indigenous Peoples Freedom Award for Community Service and Activist for Peace and Justice.
Donations may be made online at naacpberkshires.org/donate, or by mailing a check made out to NAACP Berkshire County Branch, P.O. Box 605, Pittsfield, MA 01202.