For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Robyn Green
October 6, 2023
NAACP Bucks Branch to host annual banquet at Parx Casino
Mark your calendar for a Freedom Fund event on Sat., October 28, 2023
BENSALEM -- “Thriving Together” is the title of the annual Freedom Fund Banquet which will be hosted by the Bucks County Branch of the NAACP. The event will take place Saturday, October 28th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Parx Casino Racing, 2999 E. Street Road, Bensalem, Pa. 19020.
Our guest speaker for the evening will be Communications Workers of America (CWA) Director of Education, Human Rights and Health & Safety, Angela Wells. Ms. Wells started her career as a political organizer and later became a union activist and flight attendant for Continental/United Airlines. She is a long-standing member of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA). She served as the national Master Executive Council Legislative Chair for AFA and served as an Executive Board Member for the Harris County AFL-CIO. More recently, Ms. Wells has worked as a Senior Strategist for Democracy Initiative in Washington, D.C. Ms. Wells returned to CWA in 2017 as an Administrative Director in Atlanta, Georgia where she tirelessly bargained contracts and collective bargaining agreements with companies like ATT and DirecTV on behalf of over 50,000 CWA members in the southeastern region of the United States and Puerto Rico.
The branch will also recognize several people who have given back to the community through extraordinary acts of service and dedication to the preservation of civil rights for everyone.
Tickets are available via Eventbrite. Guests can use the promo code “THRIVE” to receive a special discount at check-out for individual adult tickets now through October 19th. Full tables of eight and a limited number of tables of ten are available. Advertising space can also be purchased for our Souvenir Ad Journal. For more information or to purchase corporate sponsorships, call 215-364-1057 or visit our website NAACPBucks.org.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization with a mission to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. The Bucks County Chapter was chartered in 1951 and pursues the same mission.