Dr. Alan Marble will be the guest speaker during the 2014 Freedom Fund Banquet, presented by the Joplin chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The annual NAACP event is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at First Christian Church, 409 W. Fourth St.

Tickets are $20 in advance or can be purchased at the door; student tickets are only $10. The first eight MSSU students to register will receive free admission.

For more information, contact Lisa Colbert at 417-317-3992 or Jim West at 417-529-2891.