Southern Burlington County NAACP to host voter registration and Gala events in coming weeks

The gala will feature Lieutenant Governor Sheila L. Oliver. The SOULcial Justice Cafe Open Mic and Voter Registration event will feature free entertainment.

The Southern Burlington County NAACP will host two community events on opposite ends of the county in September and October.

The branch will hosts its Annual Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Westin in Mt. Laurel.

The event, now in its eighth year and chaired by branch First Vice President John W. Piercy, III, celebrates state and local groups and individuals making a difference in their respective communities.

Delivering this year’s keynote is former Speaker of the State Assembly and now Lieutenant Governor, Sheila L. Oliver.

Officials with The Southern Burlington County NAACP say that having the first African-American New Jersey Lieutenant Governor and fourth black woman ever to hold that position in America, along with the honored and special guests in attendance, will male for a “very memorable evening” on the last Saturday in October.

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The Southern Burlington County NAACP is also participating in the national When We All Vote campaign, and will host The SOULcial Justice Cafe Open Mic and Voter Registration event Friday, Sept. 28, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event, providing entertainment and an opportunity for unregistered voters to become eligible, is hosted by Walkin Contradiction and takes place at 28 East Events (28 E Union St, Burlington, NJ 08016).

Admission to this event is free all evening.