From Carolyn Vermont, president of the Greater Bridgeport Branch NAACP:
Greater Bridgeport Branch NAACP will hold a Holiday Reception on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. The event will focus on gun violence in greater Bridgeport as well as the recent school massacre in Newtown, CT. Bridgeport Native Attorney Luke Cooper will serve as the keynote speaker. Attorney Cooper is a talented investor and lawyer, Luke’s passion for his craft is surpassed only by his dedication to inspire America’s youth and downtrodden. As a result, Luke has won legions of admirers for his spirited encouragement and support of charitable causes.
CT NAACP Youth Council President, Bobbi Brown, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. Bridgeport Youth Council President Jeremy Jamison and former greater Bridgeport Branch President Craig Kelly will participate on the program also.
Various community organizations with a violence prevention component will have information tables set up to share information about their mission and will seek volunteers. Some of the organizations are Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Bridgeport Police Department Community Services, Positive Young Brothers & Sisters Mentoring, Cardinal Shehan Center Girl Zone, Starwood Teens, Inc., Young Life, Connecticut against Violence, Taking Back Our Community and others.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.
The event is sponsored by Cablevision.