Toledo Branch NAACP would like to extend a THANK YOU to our
community, our sponsors, and friends
for your support of our 102nd Freedom Fund
Banquet which was held recently on October 28 at the
Stranahan Great Hall.
We do not
take your support likely nor do we take you for granted.
The Freedom Fund Banquet is held annually to provide funding
for both our local and national NAACP operating expenses.
And in addition your support also helps fund our ACT-SO
program for local youth giving them an experience of a
lifetime as they compete for bronze, silver, and gold
awards, potential scholarships and other great
save the date for next year’s banquet, Saturday, October 27,
2018. Look forward to a new format for our banquet.
Throughout 2018 we will bring you informative programs to
keep you engaged with issues within our community.
Also in October, we partnered with the Art Tatum African
American Resource Center Citizens’ Advisory Board to sponsor
an event for candidates for mayor and city council. In
2018, our focus will be on voting and engaging the voting
concept. We will continue this theme. IT’S YOUR
RIGHT TO VOTE! We ask that you join us
as we advocate and commit to raising awareness for
political, educational, social and economic equality of
minority group citizens in the electoral process.
Executive Board with Freedom Fund Banquet Speaker Benjamin
Banquet Honorees: Rev. Edward Skip Turner - Amazing Grace
Christian Center, Billie Johnson - President/CEO-
Northwest Ohio Area Office on Aging, Alicia Smith -
Executive Director of Junction Coalition
NAACP Ray Wood, Baldemar Velasquez, President of FLOC, Mayor
Paula Hicks Hudson and other community leaders during the
With approximately 2,000 adult
branches, youth councils, and college chapters in 49 states,
five countries and the District of Columbia, the NAACP is
actively engaged in increasing the African-American
responsiveness of citizens to be fully engaged in the
On Saturday Nov 4, the Toledo Branch NAACCP was part of the
signing for the Code of Conduct Agreement for the
Black/Brown Coalition. This agreement spells out and
illustrates ways in which the Hispanic and black communities
engage and interact with the Toledo Police and Law
In the four-page document, the
Toledo Police Department agrees that “officers will be
encouraged to spend a minimum of one hour on foot patrol to
know members of the community.” It also guarantees citizens
the right to request a police officer’s name and badge
numbers and to record a stop on their cell phones.
After nearly two years of
negotiations, an agreement was reached and presented to the
mayor's office. This agreement allows for Toledo to be
proactive and progressive in our relationship and
interaction with each other.
Other groups involved in the
signing were the Toledo Community Coalition, the AFL/CIO,
Local 500, FLOC and many other Latino and Hispanic groups.
We expect this agreement to be precedent setting around the
State! Many thanks to all for their sincere efforts... .Stay
tuned for more to come from the Black/Brown Coalition!
Remember our monthly meetings
are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Meetings for November and December will be held at the Mott
Branch Library at 1085 Dorr Street. Please join us! Become
a member at $30 per year! Not registered to vote?? We can
get you registered. Your engagement is necessary for the
continuing fight for equality and social justice.
Review our website at
www.naacptoledo.org and contact us at 419-214-1551.