New York Theological Seminary Celebrates 40 years!

18th Annual Urban Angels Awards Gala: Redeeming Lives, Restoring Hope and Reclaiming Power
By: New York Theological Seminary
2022 May 19th Virtual Event
2022 May 19th Virtual Event
NEW YORK - May 16, 2022 - PRLog -- The prestigious New York Theological Seminary is celebrating 40 years of audacious service and preparing to host the 18th annual Urban Angels Award Gala. The yearly Urban Angels Gala and Fundraiser is NYTS' premier event to honor "angels" among us for their transformative work in community and society.

This year's two-part event will kick off on May 19, 2022, with a virtual installment on May 19, 2022 at 7:30PM EST. This year's virtual event topic is "Audacity in Motion," Decarcerating the Mind" which focuses on helping those who have been negatively affected by the prison system. 2022 virtual event special guests include: Toni Blackman, Akeem Browder, Rev. Sharon White-Harrigan, Tina Luongo, Rep. Latrice Walker, Rev. Willie Francois III, Suzy Salamy, Professor Paula Johnson, and Caryn York.

The in-person gala fundraiser, themed Redeeming Lives, Restoring Hope and Reclaiming Power will be held on June 2, 2022 from 6PM-9PM EST. Proceeds from the event will tackle prison education reform and support their pioneering second Master's Degree Program at Bedford Hill Corrections Facility for Women.

2022 Honorees are:
  • 43rd Health Commissioner of New York, Dr. Dave Choski
  • Managing Partner & President of Sugar Hill Capital, Margaret Grossman
  • Co-Founder & Executive Director of Campaign Zero, Deray Mckesson
  • Managing Director, Racial Justice - Trinity Church Wall Street Philanthropies, Susan Shah

Led by NYTS President, Rev. Dr. Lakeesha Walrond, NYTS defines "Urban Angels" as a person, group of people, or organization who/whose has had an impact on global and urban (cities) ministries, innovatively; has created social mobility and/or economic equality in their respective fields; has pushed boundaries in their field; work and passions intersect with the mission and values of New York Theological Seminary.

Past Urban Angels have included Actress, director, philanthropist, and "Mother of The Black Community," Phylicia Rashad; Director, Screenwriter, and Film Producer Shaka King; Immunologist, scientist, co-vaccine developer Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, and other trailblazers.

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