COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Reverend Dr. Bernice King, daughter of slain civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave the keynote address at the 20th Annual Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner and Black-Tie Gala.
The black-tie gala, organized by the Urban League as its largest annual fundraiser, was held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Columbus Convention and Trade Center's Grand Ballroom. The theme for this occasion is, "Empowered to Realize the Dream of Unity and Economic Equality for all."
The Urban League says the money raised at the Equal Opportunity Dinner benefits employment, educational, affordable housing and affordable health care programs and other assistance and services for the disadvantaged and under-served in our community.
"Please join us in our mission to empower and assist others to equally access the dream of being in the economic mainstream of jobs, education, affordable housing, and healthcare," said Urban League President and CEO Susan Cooper. "This event represents the essence of the work that the Urban League does each day to foster economic empowerment - educating and equipping individuals and families with the tools and resources needed to become self-sufficient, as well as to improve their quality of life."
The events included a reception, a silent auction at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m.
For more information on the event, you can contact the Urban League office at (706)-322-6840.
Earlier this week, WTVM's Barbara Gauthier sat down with Dr. King for an exclusive interview. Click here to watch our full interview.