Dubuque 31st annual Freedom Fund Banquet


The Dubuque Branch NAACP invites you to our 31st annual branch Freedom Fund Banquet. This year’s
event will be held virtually on Friday 6 November at 6pm and everyone who donates will receive the link
to attend. Monies raised from the banquet provide the operating funding for our Branch, as well as
supporting the projects listed below.  

The keynote speaker will be Dedric Doolin of Cedar Rapids, IA. Dedric L. Doolin is a dedicated advocate for Social Justice, Civil Rights, and Young People. He has been involved in fighting for others since his elementary school days. His life experiences have taught him how to be patience, respectful humble in his interaction with others. He is currently President of the Cedar Rapids Branch of the NAACP, Secretary of the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP State Conference, Interim President of the Iowa African American Hall of Fame, Inductee in the Iowa African American Hall of Fame in 2015, Chair of the I’LL Make Me a World in Iowa Black History Game Show and Co-Chair of the Education Day; Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Head Usher, Sunday School Teacher, Assistant Church Clerk, and Trustee. President of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Layman’s. Unsnappin’ Managing Multi-Generational Emotions and Royalty in African American Male Youth Facilitator, Black Children of Alcohol and Drug Addicted Parent Trainer of Professional Facilitators, African Americans Family and Resource Committee Vice President. Three Term NAACP National Board of Directors member including being the Vice Chair of the Health Committee; member of the Education, Scholarship, Criminal Justice, Image Awards Nomination, Advocacy and Policy Committees.

Mayor appointee to the Cedar Rapids Affordable Housing Commission. Member of the Cedar Rapids Juneteenth Planning, Advocate for Social Justice (Black Lives Matters Organization), Cedar Rapids Chief of Police Advisory and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./Who is My Neighbor Planning Committees. Former Chair of the Iowa African Americans Taking Action Against Aids, President of the Iowa Substance Treatment Supervisor Association, President of the Iowa Multi-Cultural Substance Abuse Advisory Coalition, Vice Chair of the Iowa Substance Abuse Certification Board, Chairman of the Cedar Rapids Black Coalition, Washington High School Black Student Union President, and Vice Chair of the Linn County Leadership Association. 

Additional Volunteer Duties: Instructor of Jane Boyd Youth Wrestling Program for five years, Tutor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church for Youth and Adults for ten years, Supervisor for Mt. Zion Junior Layman’s Program, Creator of the Soul Merchant Softball Team (Team sponsored by a group of local community businesses), Coordinator of the Soul Food and Unity Picnic for five years. 

ASAC Residential, Outpatient, and Multicultural Counselor; Residential, Outpatient, Outreach, and Multicultural Program Director; Deputy/Clinical Director and Senior Deputy Director, with over twenty years in the management of Treatment Programs and Clinical Services in the Recovery Field. Creator of the ASAC Multicultural Treatment Program

If you wish to attend the Freedom Fund banquet, please make reservations online on our ActBlue page: Here

On behalf of the Dubuque Branch of the NAACP Freedom Fund Committee, thank you in advance for your support

If you can not afford to go to the Freedom Fund but would still like to attend, please fill out “Form #1” all others fill out “Form #2”.

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