NAACP to Honor Community Leaders and Commemorate the Late Woodie Rucker-Hughes

NAACP to Honor Community Leaders and Commemorate the Late Woodie Rucker-Hughes

Riverside – The NAACP Riverside Branch will honor community leaders and commemorate long-time president, the late Woodie Rucker-Hughes during its upcoming 2019 Freedom Fund Celebration. The theme of this year’s event is—Never Let it Rest… Until the Good is Better and the Better is Best. 

The list of this year’s honorees is inclusive of several leaders working to make a difference in the inland region in a variety of areas beginning with Judge Jacqueline Jackson and Lillian Harper who will be presented with the Presidential Awards. Others being honored include Pepi Jackson, Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce: Eugenia Vincent,Dean of Student Services, Moreno Valley College; Pastor Greg Laurie, Harvest Christian Fellowship; Al Zelinka, Riverside City Manager; Dr. Claudia Davis, Interim Chair, Health Science/Human Ecology, CSUSB; Vonya Quarles, Esq., Starting Over Inc.; Jerry Green, Southern CA Black Business Expo; Dr. Deborah Deas, Dean, UC Riverside, School of Medicine; Altie Holcomb, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.); Dr. E. M. Abdulmumin; and Dior Cotton. 

The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd at the Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth Street, Riverside. Ticket information is available at or

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