Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award
Paula Williams Madison is an award-winning journalist and a former NBC executive. She was not only one of the few black executives in a leadership position at a major American media company, but she was also the first leader at NBC Universal with a portfolio dedicated to diversity issues. Currently, Madison serves as chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC, a media consultancy company based in Los Angeles with global reach.
Rev. James M. Lawson
Rev. Lawson is one of the Civil Rights Movement’s leading activists, theoreticians, and tacticians of nonviolence within the movement. He worked directly with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to train students and volunteers in nonviolent direct action and helped coordinate the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins in 1960. He went on to lead multiple historic protests and continues to serve as a role model and inspiration for Civil Rights advocacy.
Winston C. Doby Community Coalition Award
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten is a Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation and founder of GRoW @ Annenberg, a philanthropic initiative of the Annenberg Foundation. Gregory’s philanthropic work is diverse both programmatically and geographically. Gregory is an accomplished artist whose work has been shown in galleries and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Bishop T.D. Jakes
Pastor, Author, Filmmaker
CEO, The Langford Company
Owner & CEO, Entertainment Studios
Managing Director, JP MOrgan Chase
April 23, 2020
5:30PM – Red Carpet
6:00PM – Reception
7:00PM – Dinner & Program
Intercontinental Los ANgeles Downtown
900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017
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