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Posted on: March 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Annual Human Rights Banquet April 6; tickets available

Greensburg-Jeannette Branch NAACP will host its annual Human Rights Banquet on Saturday, April 6, at Greensburg Country Club, Route 130 and Pleasant Valley Road near Jeannette, with networking at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.

Theme for this year is “Moving Forward Together for Justice and Equality.”

Keynote speaker will be Terrell Thomas, a senior field organizer for the American Civil Liberties Union of PA’s Campaign for Smart Justice. The mission of the ACLU is to “defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

Thomas is a 2018 winner of the Innovator Award presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times, for his service as executive director of the Isaiah Project Youth Development Program. In addition, he is the CEO of My Brother’s Keeper Transitional Living Facility and serves on various boards of directors, including the Forbes Fund.

Tickets for the Human Rights Banquet are $50 per adult and $20 for a child age 10 and under. For more information, contact branch president Ruth Tolbert at 724-691-2925.

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