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25th Annual Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner
October 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner is the Southern Center for Human Right’s (SCHR) flagship gala to recognize and celebrate those who demonstrate exceptional courage and tenacity in the defense of human rights and equal justice. This gala allows us to illuminate allies who share our vision and commitment to a more just society.
Proceeds from the Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner support SCHR’s work to protect the civil and human rights of people ensnared by the criminal legal system.
SCHR is thrilled to celebrate Virginia’s repeal of the death penalty and to honor the bold, persistent advocacy of Dale Brumfield, Michael Stone, Rev. Dr. LaKeisha Cook, and Benjamin Hoyne, the abolitionists who combined their talents for a multi-pronged approach that made Virginia the first southern state to end capital punishment, with our 2021 Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award.
With this award, SCHR honors their effective and innovative advocacy; unshakable commitment to seeking an end to the death penalty in Virginia and across the nation; and the palpable compassion that they express for those whom society would discard.
The event will feature remarks from Reginald Dwayne Betts, acclaimed poet, memoirist, teacher, and 2021 MacArthur Fellow. There will also be a special performance from Voices of Note!
Contact Deputy Director Terrica Ganzy at (404) 688- 1202 or [email protected].