SCLC Women Drum Major For Justice Awards 40th Anniversary

Actress Jasmine Guy to present the awards and veteran journalist Shaunya Chavis is the Mistress of Ceremony. Honorees Include Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore, Cascade UMC Senior Pastor Kevin Murriel and Hyatt Regency Hotel GM Peter Mahon
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ATLANTA - April 4, 2019 - PRLog -- The Southern Christian Leadership Conference SCLC Women Inc., will host an evening of celebration at its annual Drum Major for Justice Awards Gala on Thursday, April 4, with a reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. and awards dinner at 7 p.m. The gala will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street.

"Honoring Our Past Present and Future" is the theme of the 40th annual gala that will pay tribute to City Council President Felicia Moore, Cascade United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Dr. Kevin Murriel and Hyatt Regency Atlanta General Manager Peter McMahon.

Actress Jasmine Guy will present the awards to the honorees and veteran journalist Shaunya Chavis is the mistress of ceremony.

The Drum Major for Justice Awards Gala, held on the anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, commemorates the legacy and sacrifice he gave to the world.  The event gets its name from his own words, "Just say I was a drum major for justice...".

"Evelyn Gibson Lowery devoted her life honoring hundreds of Drum Majors in the fight for justice. We are continuing her legacy by honoring strong and valued leaders in our city," said Scarlet Pressley-Brown, chair.

Past honorees include: former First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Bernice King, Sybrina Fulton, former Atlanta mayor and U.S. Ambassador, Andrew Young; U.S. Rep. John Lewis (Ga.-D); community activist Rev. Al Sharpton, actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson, CNN anchor Don Lemon, author Isabel Wilkerson, and former Morehouse College president Dr. Robert M. Franklin; Suzan Johnson Cook, U.S.Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom, U. S. State Department; former Georgia State Director of USDA Rural Development, Shirley Sherrod; award-winning actor, dancer, singer, and director, Jasmine Guy; and the first black all-female flight crew at ASA: Captain Rachelle Jones, First Officer Stephanie Grant, Flight Attendant Diana Galloway, and Flight Attendant Robin Rogers.

About SCLC/Women, Inc.
The SCLC Women, Inc., champions the rights of women, children, families, and responds to the problems of the disenfranchised regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, or religion.  For more information visit

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