I Am Empowered: YP Awards Gala
Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)
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:
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.
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.
When & Where
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.