Dr. Michael Eric Dyson 100 Black Men of South Metro Atlanta Chapter Speaker

Annual Celebration of Excellence Scholarship and Awards Dinner
By: The 100 Black Men of South Metro Atlanta
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Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
ATLANTA - April 26, 2022 - PRLog -- Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, one of America's  premier public intellectuals and author of over 20 books, including seven New York Times bestsellers (Reflecting Black: African American Cultural Criticism; The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America; Entertaining Race:  Performing Blackness in America) will deliver the Keynote Address at the annual Celebration of Excellence Scholarship Awards Dinner hosted by 100 Black Men of South Metro Atlanta, Saturday May 7, 2022.

Dyson who earned a PhD in Religion from Princeton University, is one of the nation's most renowned professors, gifted writers, inspiring preachers, knowledgeable lecturers, and prominent media personalities. He is presently University Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at the College of Arts & Science, and Distinguished University Professor of Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University.

News Anchor, Aisha Howard
(11 Alive); and Media Executive and Author, Michelle Taylor Willis are the Emcees for the Gala. The Gala will be held at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention, 2450 Galleria Parkway in Atlanta, with a pre-reception at 5:30 p.m. and the Gala at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $100.00.

The Celebration of Excellence Scholarship Gala is held to raise scholarship funds for the award-winning Rites of Passage Academy Program. The Rites of Passage program targets male students in grades 8-12 and exposes them to life skills, leadership development, college/career preparedness, financial literacy and more. "We seek to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve, and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve," said Rafiq Ahmad, President and Chief Executive Officer of The 100 Black Men of South Metro Atlanta when discussing the Vision for the 100 Black Men chapter.

A principal element of the evening is the safety and wellbeing of guests attending; therefore, attendees must show proof of COVID vaccination, or provide negative results of COVID test taken within 48 to 72 hours of the event. All attendees must wear a mask. For additional information and to purchase tickets for The Celebration of Excellence Gala, please visit: the website at 100Blackmensouthmetro.org

About 100 Black Men of Metro Atlanta
The 100 Black Men of South Metro Atlanta, Inc. is a 502(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance education and economic opportunities for all African Americans.


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