FREEDOM FUND REIMAGINED 2020
2020 has been a year of tremendous insight. Racial and socio-economic disparities have been magnified by an out-of-control pandemic. Despite the pandemic, the Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch of the NAACP continues to work with local organizations as we fight for equality and justice for all residents in the greater Kalamazoo area. We continue to work to protect
workers’ rights that ultimately help businesses retain staff and ensure productivity
families seeking affordable, quality housing opportunities
our children’s education which guarantees their world-readiness and
our youth as they pursue humanities, math, science and the arts through our Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) competition
Apart from the pandemic, we continue to stay vigilant in our quest for justice and are similarly intentional to celebrate the greatness that exists in our community. Freedom Fund Re-Imagined is our month-long virtual voter empowerment event. This event includes a series of voter empowerment videos that aim to inspire us to vote and encourage others. These videos will premiere each Wednesday during the month of October through Election Day. Culminating this series is our Virtual Freedom Fund Event that will be live streamed Monday, November 2, 2020 | 7pm on Facebook (KzooNAACP) and YouTube (MetroKzooNAACP). Freedom Fund Re-Imagined not only gives us the opportunity to build a relevant platform in today’s digital landscape but serves as our primary fundraiser.
We hope that our inability to gather in person, will not supersede your willingness to contribute to our organization. We will accept contributions through the purchase of ads for our online Freedom Fund Souvenir booklet. Additionally, all organizations that elect to contribute at a sponsorship level will be recognized during our virtual event, have their logo displayed on the branch's website, and be recognized throughout the year at various programs hosted by the Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch.
The NAACP could not do this work without the provisions of community partners like you. Your gift helps us sustain the work we do alongside other social justice organizations in Kalamazoo as we work to help balance the scales of justice for all people.
Our theme, “Our Vote: Our Voice" amply expresses our goal for the remainder of the year as we continue to be a vital artery in the heart of this community! Your contribution guarantees our ability to continue to be that resounding voice of equality and justice for the people in Kalamazoo and surrounding areas!
Thank you for your support.
2020 Voter Empowerment Videos
In the State of Michigan folks with felony records retain their right to vote.
MKB NAACP: John Lewis' Justice
MKB NAACP: What's On Your Ballot?
2020 Freedom Fund Reimagined
2020-2021 Corporate & Community Sponsors
The Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch NAACP would like to thank our 2020-2021 corporate and community sponsors.
2020 Virtual Souvenir Journal
The Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch NAACP would like to thank our community for supporting our 2020 Freedom Fund Reimagined. Enjoy our virtual booklet created by Fortitude Graphic Design.
MKB NAACP 2020 Honorees
2020 Humanitarian Award Recipient
Dr. Von Washington, Sr.
2020 Distinguished Veteran Award Recipient
Sharon Hutchins & Iesha Williams
2020 Vanguard Award Recipient
2020 Dr. Charles C. Warfield Youth Community Service Award Recipient