INDIANAPOLIS — Presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will be making his way to Indianapolis on Friday to speak at the Greater Indianapolis NAACP 50th Freedom Fund Banquet.
The Freedom Fund Banquet is Greater Indianapolis NAACP's largest annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the event support the branch's civil rights mission and ongoing operating expenses.
Hundreds are expected to be in attendance at the banquet being hosted at the JW Marriott downtown. One, in particular, being Mayor of Indianapolis, Joe Hogsett, serving as Honorary Chair.
"This year's banquet will celebrate not only the progress we've made this past year but throughout our more than 100-year history," Cordelia Lewis-Burks, chair of the 50th Freedom Fund Banquet, said. "We welcome anyone who feels strongly about activism and civil rights to join us as we look toward the future and continue to fight for change."
Mayor Buttigieg will be traveling from South Bend after an event on Thursday evening.