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VaBHMA 2019 Gala - Laz Alonso Keynote

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Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Hotel

7920 Jones Branch Drive

McLean, Virginia 22102

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On behalf of the Virginia Black History Month Gala Association (VaBHMA) I would like to extend an invitation for you to join us at the 19th Annual Gala on Saturday 23 February 2019 from 6pm to 9pm at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Virginia!

Our Key Note Speaker is Lazaro “Laz” Alonso entrepreneur, Howard Grad, and Television and Film Actor who has starred in such films as the This Christmas, Jumping the Broom, Avatar, Detroit, and Spike Lee’s Miracle at St Anna just to name a few.

Born and raised in Washington DC, Laz always knew he wanted to be an actor. This Bison worked on Wall Street as an investment banker. He now splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles. In 2012, he received the 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor In A Motion Picture. You can see Laz in the BET television miniseries, "The Bobby Brown Story."

Next year Guest(s) of Honor includes a distinguished list of African Americans whose history and accomplishments will ensure sure you “stay woke” on the issues facing African Americans.

Guest of Honor include the Reverend Wheeler Parker Jr who the cousin of Emmett Till and the last surviving eyewitness. Guest of Honor is journalist and author Jesse J. Holland who wrote the book which became the background for the movie, “The Black Panther.” Guest of Honor is author, retired television producer Dr. A’Leleia Bundles. Dr. Bundles is also the great-granddaughter of entrepreneur Madam CJ Walker who developed hair care products for women of color which are still on the market today.

And our final Guest of Honor is author and prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton. After spending more than 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit, Mr. Hinton has emerged as the distinguished author of the book “The Sun Does Shine.” His amazing story has caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey and now his new book was selected for Oprah’s 2018 Book Club.

So get your ticket now before we run out! We are expected to sell out early so don’t delay!

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking available at the hotel.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact: Bill Jones at info@vabhma.com

What's the refund policy?

No refunds allowed at any time.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, but with proper ID we can check you into the gala.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, you will need to contact the Ticket Coordinator at info@vabhma.com

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Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Hotel

7920 Jones Branch Drive

McLean, Virginia 22102

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