WHO: CBC Members of Congress and CBC Spouses MAXWELL (Lifetime Award Honoree) Multi-Grammy Award Winning Musical Artist Misty Danielle Copeland (Performance Trailblazer Honoree) History making principal ballet dancer for the American Ballet Theatre and Best selling Author. Rep. Cedric L. Richmond -CBCF Board Chair Rep. Karen Bass - CBC Chair Rep. G. K. Butterfield -ALC Co-Chair Rep. Frederica S. Wilson - ALC Co-Chair David A. Hinson - President & CEO, CBCF Mrs. Tonya Veasey and Mrs. Lacey Schwartz Delgado -CBC Spouses Honorary Co-Chairs Allison Seymour, event host and FOX 5 news anchor
WHAT: The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts
WHEN: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Red Carpet: 6:30pm - 7:45pm Media Check In: 6:00pm Awards Program: 8:00 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m. Attire: Cocktail
NOTE: MEDIA MUST SUBMIT FOR CREDENTIALS FOR PRE-APPROVAL TO COVER THE EVENT
WHERE: Sidney Harman Hall (Shakespeare Theatre) 610 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
WHY: The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses will recognize the contributions of African Americans that have made and continue to make substantial contributions in the arts at the Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts. This year’s honorees are Legendary Grammy Award Winning Musical Artist, Maxwell and history making ballet performer and Best selling Author, Misty Copeland. Maxwell will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his innovative contributions to the music industry as a singer, songwriter and producer. Misty Copeland will receive the Performance Trailblazer Award for being the first African American ballet dancer to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre’s 75-year history. The event will be hosted by Fox 5 news anchor and WHUR radio host, Allison Seymour.
COL is a fundraising event for scholarships in the performing and visual arts, and kicks off the 2019 Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), Wednesday, September 11th thru 15th, 2019. ALC’S Theme is, “400 Years: Our Legacy, Our Possibilities” —commemorates the first Africans arriving to America as slaves (‘400 Years’ ago) and acknowledges that slavery is a part of our legacy. Given our legacy, we must also look toward the future regarding our potential (‘Possibilities’) as a people. To register for the ALC, visit cbcfinc.org/alc.
ABOUT THE CBCF
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), established in 1976, is a non-partisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and educational institute, committed to advancing the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public.
The ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. The conference features nearly 100 public policy forums on health, education, economic empowerment, the environment, and more. Signature events and features include the National Town Hall, Celebration of Leadership in Fine Arts, Community Breakfast and Health Fair, Gospel Extravaganza, Black Party, Prayer Breakfast, Exhibit Showcase, and the culminating event, the Phoenix Awards Dinner.
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