Previewing the 20th annual Equal Opportunity Day Dinner

GUEST: Previewing the 20th annual Equal Opportunity Day Dinner

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will make her way to the Fountain City this weekend.

King will serve as the keynote speaker for the 20th annual Equal Opportunity Day Dinner.

Susan Cooper, President and CEO of the Greater Columbus Chapter of the Urban League, stopped by our studios on Thursday to give us a preview of the dinner.

The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Columbus Convention and Trade Center's Grand Ballroom.

Reception and a silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. This is a black-tie gala. To participate, you can donate $75 for general seating or $100 for VIP reception and special seating.

For more information on the event, you can contact the Urban League office at (706)-322-6840.

Additionally, WTVM's Barbara Gauthier spoke with King in Atlanta, who talked about working together to achieve her father's dream – but there's a long road ahead.

"We've got a lot of work to do as it relates to the systemic and structural challenges," King said. "We keep trying to fix broken systems. We've got to look at these systems and how they continue to perpetuate."

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