2013 Trumpet Awards begin with Race Relations Symposium. This was a powerful discussion between local community, civil rights and political leaders on how far we have come in relations and equality.
They question for the evening was… “Are We There Yet?”
The annual Trumpet Awards acknowledges the accomplishments of men and
women who have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life for
Xernona Clayton is the Founder, President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards
Foundation, Inc. She is the first black woman in the south to have her own television show.
Panelist included Reverend Raphael G. Warnock, Ph.D. who is the Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church. He asked the audience to pay closer attention to “what is there“. We can be altered by false ideas on how/where we are going and recommended Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow”.
We’ve come along way but still have ways to go.
Another panelist Tyler J. Green, was a striking young man! He is the SGA President of Clark Atlanta University and gave a powerful message about spirituality being the foundation for us all.
Also pictured… Charles Steele, Jr. President of Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Special Guest Presentation Mayor Johnny Ford, Mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama
Other panelist included Rev Hilton Smith, Ms. Constance Curry, Dr. Melvin N. Johnson, Michael Thurmond, Charles Steele Jr. and the Honorable Dr. Steen MilesMyra L Reeves, Manager Diversity & Inclusion at The Home Depot.
As always, I’m grateful to attend these powerful & informative events. And to top it off, the symposium was followed by a grand reception with the panelist. You all know I love to eat. 🙂 Enjoy the pics!
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