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NAACP Announces Its Freedom Fund to Celebrate 34 Years of Service to Miami-Dade's Black Community

After a three-year hiatus due to the global pandemic, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) of Miami-Dade County returns with their eagerly anticipated annual Freedom FUNd Gala on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 at 7 p.m., hosted by HOT 105’s Jill Tracey, themed “It’s Not Over: Our Voice. Our Future. Our legacy”, at the Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Fl., 33132. To put the FUN in FUNd, attendees are encouraged to dress in formal/semi-formal wear, complimented with their best sneakers to represent the continued march to equity and social justice.

Jill Tracey

In 2022, NAACP of Miami Dade commemorates the 34th year of service which exemplifies the collective advocacy work in the fight for freedom, civil rights, equality, and justice. This year’s Freedom FUNd will also recognize those who made a significant impact towards advancing the mission of the NAACP.

“This year’s Freedom FUNd Sneaker Ball is a time for us to reflect, recognize and reaffirm our commitment towards the fight for freedom and equality for all. For the last 34 years we have fought the fight. There is absolutely too much at stake for us to stop now. It’s not over!” states NAACP Miami Dade President, Daniella Pierre.

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

Teri Williams

HT Smith

Daniella Pierre

Anita Petteway

The gala will honor beloved U.S. Congressman Frederica Wilson for her contributions to Education, famed attorney H.T. Smith for Advocacy & Litigation, Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Anita Petteway, for her contributions to the Health & Well Being of our community, Teri Williams, President of OneUnited Bank, for her contributions to the business community and activist and organizer Valencia Gunder for her advocacy for the less fortunate.

Tickets are just $125 and available now at or Eventbrite

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of NAACP


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