Support the NAACP and EugeneTech
Join your friends at the EugeneTech table at this year’s Freedom Fund Dinner hosted on by the local NAACP chapter. We have just 10 spots! The dinner is Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6-9 at the Valley River Inn.
This year’s event will be a reflection of the National NAACP’s initiatives towards climate change, a 21st century social justice and civil rights issue. The featured speaker this year is Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.
This is a great opportunity to network, celebrate, and support a vital community organization. The mission of EugeneTech is to foster open and inclusive tech community. Building bridges with our local community of color supports that mission. Won’t you join us at the Tech table?
Since 2007, Jacqueline Patterson has served as coordinator & co-founder of Women of Color United. Jacqui Patterson has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on women‘s rights, violence against women, HIV & AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. Patterson served as a Senior Women’s Rights Policy Analyst for ActionAid where she integrated a women’s rights lens for the issues of food rights, macroeconomics, and climate change as well as the intersection of violence against women and HIV & AIDS. Previously, she served as Assistant Vice-President of HIV/AIDS Programs for IMA World Health providing management and technical assistance to medical facilities and programs in 23 countries in Africa and the Caribbean.
The Freedom Fund Dinner is the primary fundraiser for the Eugene/Springfield NAACP. There will also be a small silent auction – this year, all funds received through the silent auction will help fund the Mattie Reynolds Scholarship. The attire is business casual to semi-formal.
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