Dubuque 34th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet
The keynote speaker at the Freedom Fund Banquet will be Antonio Mouzon, who was named Director of the Multicultural Family Center on July 17. Mouzon came to Multicultural Family Center after most recently serving as an Instructor of Personal Empowerment focused on Emotional Intelligence at the University of Dubuque. He led work with the Bridge Scholars Program, which assisted many first-generation, underprepared, and historically marginalized students to develop personally, professionally, and academically, inspiring them through a successful collegiate career.
Prior to his work at the University of Dubuque, Mouzon was a Family Support Specialist with Families First Counseling, where he worked with diverse families on developing healthy social skills to improve behavior within the home and in the community, as well as connecting children and families to community resources and supports. He also served as a Youth Care Worker for Hillcrest Family Services where he supervised diverse youth ages 12-17 in teaching skills needed to encourage healthy relationships, supportive living skills, and anger management.
Mouzon and his wife, Alicia, also launched a health and wellness studio, Mindset Nutrition, to promote educational resources that allow community members from diverse backgrounds to grow holistically. They address nutrition and the mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being of community members.
Prior to moving to Dubuque in 2006, Mouzon lived in Germany for three years as part of a military family where he actively pursued many opportunities around the world to broaden his world view and love for diversity. Overseas is where he found his passion for multiculturalism and the importance of embracing and uniting diverse communities.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in health, wellness and recreation and a master’s in communications from the University of Dubuque. Mouzon is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education, with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.
Monies raised from the Freedom Fund banquet provide the operating funding for Dubuque Branch NAACP, as well as supporting the annual MLK Essay Tribute and our Minority Scholarship program.
If you wish to attend the Freedom Fund banquet, you can complete the form below and mail a check to Dubuque NAACP, PO BOX 1012, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1012 by 31 October 2023, or you can pay online at our ActBlue page: Here
- Youth $35
- Adult $45
- Table $360
- Membership + Freedom Fund Ticket $70 (a $5 savings)
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: below, all others fill out “Form #2”.