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NAACP: Salt Lake Branch 104th Annual Life Membership & Freedom Fund Banquet
Friday, October 21, 2022
Little America Hotel
Recording of Banquet, Oct. 21, 2022

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The NAACP Salt Lake Branch cordially invites you to attend and support the 104th Annual Life Membership and Freedom Fund Banquet, Friday, October 21, 2022, at the Little America Hotel, 500 South Main St., Salt Lake City, Utah.

The evening will begin with a Reception at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. in the ballroom. The cost is $125.00 for non-members (includes a one-year membership) and $95.00 for NAACP members. Tables available and seats eight.

The Albert Fritz, President's, and Life Membership Awards will be presented during the banquet. For additional information or questions, call (801) 250-5088 or email jdwnaacp@att.net. Checks can be mailed to NAACP Salt Lake Branch, P.O. Box 25414, Salt Lake City, UT 84125-0414, or pay online by clicking here.

Reverend Hutchins

Reverend Markel Hutchins
About Our Speaker

Rev. Hutchins is Chairman of the Board of Directors and President & Chief Executive Officer, MovementForward, Inc. National Lead Organizer, One Congregation One Precinct (OneCOP), an initiative of MovementForward, Inc. and the National Faith & Blue Weekend (Faith & Blue).
Heeding Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call to “make a career of humanity,” Hutchins has earned a national reputation advocating fairness and equality. He has held senior leadership positions in numerous organizations and is among the nation’s leading voices on an array of issues including human and civil rights, national politics, social justice, peace and other matters of public interest.

John W. Bennion

Albert Fritz Civil Rights Award
John W. Bennion

John served as Superintendent of Salt Lake City and Provo School Districts in Utah and as superintendent of Bloomington Public School District in Bloomington, Minnesota and Brighton Central Schools in Rochester, New York. He was named Utah's Superintendent of the Year in 1992 and was given the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of School Administrators in 2002. John and his extended family established a scholarship in the College of Education to honor his grandfather, Milton Bennion, a former Dean of the College of Education. 

Angela Romero

President's Award
Angela Romero

Representative Angela Romero was elected in 2012 to represent House District 26 in the Utah State Legislature and served as Assistant Minority Whip from 2016-2020. At the state legislature, Representative Angela Romero has been a champion for BIPOC and marginalized communities.
Angela works on legislation that provides a voice for sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking survivors. Her work includes sponsoring the Prison Rape Elimination Act and the Statewide Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program appropriations request of 3.6 million dollars. Angela also sponsored legislation creating the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girl Task Force in Utah.


Surae Chinn

Surae Chinn
Mistress of Ceremonies

Creative and useful DIYs, brilliant cooking hacks, and unique recipes, plus the trendiest topics at the table… Surae Chinn brings it all five days a week as a full-time host of ‘Good Things Utah.’ ABC4’s live, two-hour, daily lifestyle show is where Surae shares the above along with important, worldly issues, giving a diverse voice and perspective to the community.

Surae joined ‘Good Things Utah’ in June of 2019 after transitioning from the 4:00 pm ABC4 News Anchor position, which she began on August 1, 2016. Surae shared her dedication to health and medicine as ABC4’s Health and Medical Correspondent from 2016-2021, leaving a lasting impression and reminder to always ‘be your own advocate.’

This award-winning journalist came to us here in Utah from WUSA9 (CBS) in Washington, D.C., where she served as the fill-in anchor and reporter. Prior to that, Surae worked in Kansas City, Missouri as the weekend morning anchor. She was also the weekend anchor in Lynchburg, Virginia at WSET-TV (ABC), where she received an Edward R. Murrow award for her coverage and 30-minute special on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and an Associated Press award for ‘Best Documentary.’

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