Welcome to Freedom Fund 2021
The Las Vegas National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host its Ninety-Third Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Paris Hotel and Casino in the Rivoli & Vendome Ballrooms. NAACP Freedom Fund Gala is the NAACP's flagship event that provides scholarships for students, informative community-based events and recognizes outstanding community members that are "Always Fighting Forward" to make the Las Vegas Community a place where there is Justice for All! The 2021 NAACP's Freedom Fund Gala will recognize outstanding Community members who displayed their commitment to our community unselfishly.
Special Guest: Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP
Derrick Johnson serves as President and CEO of the NAACP, a title he has held since October of 2017. President Johnson formerly served as vice chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, as well as state president for the Mississippi State Conference NAACP. A longstanding member and leader of the NAACP, Mr. Johnson has helped guide the Association
through a period of re-envisioning and reinvigoration. Under President Johnson's leadership, the NAACP has undertaken such efforts as the 2018 "Log Out" Facebook Campaign, pressuring Facebook after reports of Russian hackers targeting African
Americans, the Jamestown to Jamestown Partnership, marking the 400th year enslaved Africans first touched the shores of America, the 2020 We are Done Dying Campaign, exposing the inequities embedded into the American healthcare system
and the country at large, and most recently the victorious 2020 Supreme Court lawsuit NAACP vs. Trump, which prevents Donald Trump's administration from rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for millions of young immigrants.