THE LEGACY LIVES – EMMETT TILL REMEMBRANCE DINNER
Friday, August 28, 2015 | 6:00 pm
2233 S Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Emmett Till Remembrance Dinner Tickets:
VIP $125.00 | Dinner $85.00
Dinner | 7pm
The Legacy Lives – Emmett Till Remembrance Dinner begins with a private VIP Cocktail Reception with Till family members followed by dinner with special guest speakers, live entertainment, musical performances and much more.
Featured Keynote Speaker
Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
All proceeds go towards the Youth Empowerment Day and other Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation community programming events. The Legacy Lives through your generous donations.
Mail payments to:
Mamie Till Mobley Foundation
P.O. Box 1631, Robbins Illinois 60472
SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST
An instrument embodied timbre unmatched with words that call our most internal emotion… Lalah Hathaway’s presence is never mistaken nor forgotten. Skilled to the highest order, Hathaway’s voice possesses bothe power and vulnerability with a quite resonance that fills spaces of grandeur and the hearts of many. “Lalah Hathaway is, quite simply put, the truth” (Diriye Osman, Huffington Post)
Born into musical legacy, the offering of musicians Donny Hathaway and Eulaulah Hathaway, Lalah Hathaway’s career was never a choice: ” I was always a musician” Hathaway clarifies, “there was never a moment of maybe I’ll be…” Preparations for the releases of Hathaway’s debut self-titled album were firmly in motion during her final semester at Berklee College of Music, where the Chicago-native nurtured her multi-instrument and songwriting talents. Since inception, Hathaway’s musical journey has remained devoted to education and musicianship. “I never to wanted to be known as just a singer. I always wanted to be a well-rounded musician, with my voice as my primary instrument.”
Dominique Christina is a mother, an educator, an agitator, a colored girl on purpose. Her grandfather was a shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs. He is in the Negro Leagues Hall of Fame. Her Aunt Carlotta was one of nine students that desegregated Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas and is the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Dominique is a National Poetry Slam Champion, two-time winner of the Women of the World Slam Championship, and author of “The Bones, The Breaking, The Balm” published by Penmanship Books, “They Are All Me” published by Swimming With Elephants Publishing and “This is Woman’s Work” to be published by SoundsTrue Publishing (October 2015). She believes entirely in the idea that words make worlds. She writes to honor the people who preceded her. Listen
Makayla Gilliam-Price is a 17 year old Baltimore Activist. She founded the youth justice organization City Bloc. She also organizes with Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a youth lead grassroots think tank which advances public policy and interest of black people in Baltimore. She is the 2015 recipient of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations Certificate of Accomplishments and the Wired Up Community Hero Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Youth Leadership. Makayla is a rising senior at Baltimore City College High School in Baltimore Maryland.
Martese Johnson is a rising fourth year student at the University of Virginia, majoring in Media Studies and Italian. He is a South Side, Chicago native and will be the first in his family to graduate from a four-year university. In his third year of college at UVA, Martese encountered the unfortunate experience of falling victim to excessive force by Alcoholic Beverage Control officers near his campus. He was allotted criminal charges after this incident, and endured a drawn out legal process during which he garnered an international following and support base. Since state investigators dropped the charges against him, Martese has spent much of his time advocating for minorities who experience police brutality and various other forms of social injustice. He has also developed a passion for speaking with peers and community members in hopes of cultivating social awareness and inspiring progressive change. During his time at the University, Martese has served on the Executive Boards of the Black Student Alliance, the Honor Committee, and the Eta Sigma Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Upon completing his undergraduate career, Martese hopes to begin a career in Consulting while simultaneously maintaining a voice in relevant social issues.
MOTHER OF TRAYVON MARTIN
MOTHER OF AMADOU DIALLO
MOTHER OF KENDRICK JOHNSON
MICHAEL BROWN, SR.
FATHER OF MICHAEL BROWN, JR.
FATHER OF JORDAN DAVIS
EVENING HOUSE BAND
We hope you can join us! Please check back often for updates to the schedule and the addition of special guests.
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