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The Southern Oakland County chapter of the NAACP has announced that Attorney Geoffrey Fieger will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Freedom Fund Dinner, scheduled for Sunday, October 21st, 2012 at the Westin Hotel in Southfield, MI. The Martin Luther King reception begins at 3pm and the Freedom Fund dinner at 4pm. Fieger, a senior partner and founder of the Oakland County based law firm Fieger, Fieger, Kenney, Johnson & Giroux is one of the most successful trial attorneys in the country. He is constantly in demand as an expert analyst for high-profile media trials. His charismatic and controversial personality made him an instant star of the Fox series “Power of Attorney” and the CBS radio program, “Fieger Time.” He appears almost daily on CNN, Fox, MSNBC and other networks, commenting on various legal issues and cases. Fieger is also known for boldly speaking out against injustice against Americans and his tributes to African American legends and historians during Black History month on radio and television airways. This year’s SOC Freedom Fund dinner theme is “Standing United for Civil Rights and Justice for All”. The program will also include the first annual “Civil Rights Hall of Fame” honoring 6 individuals from Southern Oakland County area who have made a significant contribution to Civil Rights, within the last ten years. The Southern Oakland County, Michigan chapter of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People was chartered in 1982, under the national organization by former Assistant Attorney General Robert Willis and fellow associates. The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

According to Gwen Thomas, Chapter President for the Southern Oakland, “We must continue the fight for racial justice and economic parity in an effort to eliminate poverty. We must continue to stand united until there is an equal playing field and equal liberties for African Americans who are employees, business owners, students, consumers and citizens of America”.

General Dinner tickets for the event are $85.00, VIP tickets are $125.00. All tickets include membership. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For information about the Southern Oakland County NAACP Freedom Fund dinner and the nomination process for the “SOC Civil Rights Hall of Fame”, log on to www.socnaacp.org orcall 248.569-9700.

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