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Release Date: 11.15.2013 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Urban League of Greater Atlanta Celebrates Champions of Justice and Equality at EOD Dinner

52nd Annual Gala Presented by Geico To Be Held at the Marriott Marquis on November 16

The Urban League of Greater Atlanta today  announced its Equal Opportunity Day Dinner and Gala 2013 distinguished roster of  honorees. Those to be feted include Georgia  Congressman John Lewis and Chick-fil-A Inc. President & CEO Dan T. Cathy. The 52nd Annual EOD Gala  will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel  Atrium Ballroom, Saturday, November 16th at 7 p.m.  Angela Burt-Murray, Aspire TV Show “ Exhale” Co-Host and Former Essence Magazine Editor-In-Chief will host. Geico is the presenting sponsor.
With the theme Celebrating Champions of Justice and Equality we are pleased to celebrate the work of some of the  outstanding business , government. legal and community luminaries who have committed their energy to ensuring  economic empowerment of urban communities and families,"  Nancy Flake Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, said.
”On behalf of the Chick-fil-A family, I am humbled to accept this award. The Urban League’s commitment to empower communities resonates with our own Operators who have worked with more than 700 educational and charitable organizations over the past three years," said Dan T. Cathy. " We share the Urban League’s promise to strengthen programs that serve youth and education in Georgia and throughout the United States.”
The Equal Opportunity Day Dinner and Gala recognizes corporations, organizations and individuals who champion equal opportunities for African-Americans and others in under served communities. Other key sponsors are The Coca Cola Company and Cox Enterprises.
The EOD Dinner and Gala will also honor:  
  • Sally Yates, Esq. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District: Champion of Justice Award
  • The Coca Cola Company: Champion Program Partner Award
  • Helen Butler, Executive Director, Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda: Champion for Civic Engagement Award
  • Daryl Parks and Benjamin Crump, Attorneys for The Trayvon Martin Family: Emerging Leaders of Justice And Equality Award
  • EOD Auxiliaries Volunteer Champion Award: Sabrina Matthews, ULGA Guild Volunteer of The Year and Immanuel Kofi Gyebi, ULGA Young Professional Volunteer of the Year
A VIP reception will be held prior to the gala and will highlight the contributions of Civil Rights Icons including
  • Tyrone Brooks, Georgia House of Representatives  
  • Xernona Clayton, Trumpet Awards
  • Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley,  Retired Pastor Providence Missionary Baptist Church 
  • Congressman John Lewis
  • Rev. Albert E. Love, The Voter Empowerment Collaborative
  • Beverly Martin, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals 
  • Elisabeth Omilami, Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless
  • C.T. Vivian, SCLC
Other VIP Guests include:Charles Ruffin, State Court of Georgia;  Lee May, DeKalb County Government; Lyndon A. Wade,  Atlanta Urban League and Patrise Perkins-Hooker, Atlanta Beltline, Inc.       
Entertainment will be provided by the Gary Harris Band. 
Tickets are $150 for members and $200 for nonmembers. For table reservations, sponsorship and individual tickets please contact Dottie Johnson at 404-659-6580 or visit: http:/ Media seeking to cover the event should contact: Diane Larche', 404 273-3227,
About the Urban League of Greater Atlanta
Founded in 1920, The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is a civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment.  For 93 years, the mission of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta is to empower communities and change lives by enabling African Americans and others to achieve their highest human potential and secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.  The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is one of 97 affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia.
For more information, call 404-659-1150 or visit the website:

Contact Info

Contact Name: Diane Larche'

Company: Larche' Communications LLC

Phone: (404) 273-3227

Cell: (404) 273-3227