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I Am Empowered: YP Awards Gala

Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals

Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

I Am Empowered: YP Awards Gala

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission (includes post-gala reception) Ended $65.00 $2.62
Encore (post reception)   more info Ended $12.00 $1.29
Encore VIP (post reception)
Enjoy an upgrade to your post gala experience with premium beverages and mouth watering hors d'oeuvres
Ended $20.00 $1.49
Young Professional Admission (Must meet criteria, click "more info")   more info Ended $50.00 $2.24
Corporate Table (8) Ended $750.00 $9.95
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I Am Empowered Awards flyer 


Get ready to walk the Red Carpet for the only black-tie event that  celebrates the outstanding work that young professionals are doing throughout the Birmingham community.




2012 "I am Empowered Awards" 


Education & Youth Empowerment Award


Economic Empowerment Award


Health & Quality of Life Empowerment Award


Civic Engagement & Leadership Empowerment Award 


Civil Rights & Racial Justice Empowerment Award 


To nominate a young professional who has shown extraordinary service to the community click here:





Founders Awards

Donta Wilson - BB&T

Rev., Dr. Joseph Lowery

Leader in the Civil Rights movement  



Rev. Joseph E Lowery is a minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the American civil rights movement.  He later became the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, after Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and his immediate successor, Rev. Dr. Ralph Davis Abernathy. 


Dr. Lowery was awarded the highest medal that a civilian can receive in the land.  President Barack Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom upon Dr. Lowery in 2009.









Donta Wilson - BB&T

 Dr. Jesse Lewis

Founder of The Birmingham Times 


Dr. Lewis founded the Birmingham Times in 1964.  While he was obtaining his master’s, Lewis was appointed by Governor George Wallace to  be the Director of the State Office of Highway and Traffic Safety in 1975.  He was the first Black to serve the government administration since Reconstruction days.

In 1978, Lewis was named the Lawson State Community College President. Some complained that since he had no educational experience, he would not be qualified for the job.  But his business savvy is what earned him the position with the intentions that he would restore the school financially.

Mr. Lewis became Dr. Lewis on July 27, 1984. He received his Doctorate in Finance and Administration from Atlanta University. “That just means I can count to 10,” he said jokingly about his high level of education, “it was an endurance test.”

Have questions about I Am Empowered: YP Awards Gala? Contact Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals

When & Where

Birmingham Crossplex
2331 Bessemer Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35208

Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals

The Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals (BULYP) seeks to empower young professionals dedicated to developing and implementing programs and services that promote civic participation, financial literacy, and real-world education.

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