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Associate Judge Hightower to speak at NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Dinner

MADISON — The Madison Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold its first Freedom Fund Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Engelbert Hall, 1621 10th Street in Madison, at 6 p.m. The theme for the dinner is “Rebuilding our Communities.”

hightower jenniferThe keynote speaker will be Associate Judge Jennifer Hightower, of the 3rd Judicial Circuit of Madison County.

She was appointed in 2015. A graduate of Edwardsville High School Class of 2001, earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2005, and her J.D. from the Thomas Cooley Law School in 2009.
Hightower is a member of the Illinois Judges’ Association Public Affairs and Outreach Committee, Madison County Bar Association, and the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Committee. She also serves on the executive board of the Crisis Food Center of Alton, and the board of the Phoenix Crisis Center, member of the Upsilon Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Leadership Council of Madison County and Edwardsville branch of the NAACP. She resides in Glen Carbon.

Tickets for the dinner may be purchased by contacting Bishop John Henry Williams at (618) 530-2347.

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