|Hupy and Abraham, S.C. employees and guests at the 2015 NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner.|
On September 25, 2015, the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP hosted its annual “Freedom Fund Dinner” at the Pfister Hotel. The year’s theme was “pursing liberty in the face of injustice.” As a table sponsor for the event, Hupy and Abraham, S.C. shareholder Attorney Todd Korb represented the firm along with other employees.
The annual dinner included a summary of the organization’s accomplishments over the last year, and had a special recognition for the Honorable Vel Phillips, an African-American woman that has achieved several “firsts” in the state of Wisconsin. Phillips was the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and became the first African-American Woman judge in Milwaukee County.
Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,” was the event’s keynote speaker. She explained the history of African-American struggles in the country, and how it created lasting effects in society.
Milwaukee’s NAACP branch has been a force for justice in the area for over 90 years. The organization has fought for advances in civil rights, voting rights, educational opportunities and more for people of color. Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has supported the NAACP for several years and was rewarded the “Martin Luther King Jr. Award” for its community efforts.