TV Host & Author, Star Jones, to Serve as MC
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) will host the 14th annual "Spirit of Democracy Awards Black & White Gala," and kick off the organization's 35th anniversary celebration on May 18, 2011, 6 p.m. at the Renaissance DC Hotel. There will be a special tribute to Dr. Ronald Walters, National Coalition board member and internationally recognized political scientist who passed away last year.
The Spirit of Democracy Awards are presented to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to creating balance in the democratic process and support The Nation Coalition's mission of making civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition. The event is open to the public. Individual ticket prices are $150. For tickets or more information call 202 659-4929 or visit www.ncbcp.org to purchase online.
WHO: The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (www.ncbcp.org)
Star Jones, author of "Satan's Sisters" (Mistress of Ceremonies)
Wade Henderson, president CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
Minyon Moore, principal, Dewey Square Group;
Rev. Al Sharpton, president, National Action Network;
Yelberton Watkins, chief of staff, Congressman James Clyburn's Office;
Dennis Van Roekel, president, National Education Association;
Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers.
WHAT: Spirit of Democracy Awards Black & White Gala
WHEN: DATE: Wednesday May 18, 2011
TIME: 6 p.m. (reception) 7 p.m. (dinner starts)
WHERE: Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel - Grand Ballroom
999 9th Street, Washington, DC 20001
HOW: Media RSVP to Edrea via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 818.613.9521
by 4 p.m. Wed. May 18.
Contact: Edrea Davis/770.961.6200
SOURCE National Coalition on Black Civic Participation