WASHINGTON -- May 5 -- Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai, Congressman John Lewis, and super-producer, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds are among the National Coalition on Black Civic Participations (NCBCP) 2005 Spirit Of Democracy Award recipients. The Spirit of Democracy Awards are presented to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to creating balance in the democratic process and support the NCBCPs mission of making civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition. The NCBCP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing African American participation in civil society. For ticket information call 202-659-4929 or visit www.bigvote.org.
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participations 2005 honorees:
Congressman John Lewis, (D-GA);
Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel Peace Laureate
Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Tracey Edmonds, and Jonathan Lewis- producers of the historic, star-studded remake of Wake Up Everybody,
Senator Arlen Specter (invited)
Evelyn G. Lowery, founder and chair, SCLC/W.O.M.E.N,
Joe Davis, co-managing partner MGM Grand Detroit,
Jennifer Henderson, president, Strategic Interventions, and
Ronald Walters, Ph.D., director, African American Leadership Institute, University of Maryland.
Entertainment: Jazz artist Julia Nixon
Thursday, May 12, 2005 6:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC.
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