Thursday, April 4, 2013
Belafonte Q Awards Gala
Belafonte Q Awards Gala; An evening of honor and prestige, the First Annual Belafonte Q Awards Gala™ will be hosted by Harry Belafonte. The gala will welcome the Who’s Who of international celebrities and dignitaries while honoring Belafonte for his lifelong contributions to humanity as well as his support of and leadership in the civil rights movement. In 1966, he, along with Sidney Poitier, founded the Southern Christian Leadership (SCL) Foundation which was instrumental providing financial resources for the non-violent protest activities led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The foundation raised money to pay for the bail of arrested protestors and to provide travel and lodging accommodations. The SCL Foundation’s focus has evolved into a service organization that works to reduce health disparities with a focus on HIV/AIDS, the plight of human trafficking and the empowerment of a new community-minded generation. In addition to recognizing Mr. Belafonte, the gala will honor six (6) other individuals, who are effectively and proactively contributing to humanity. For tickets and more information visit, www.jazzhall.com or call 877.687.7251 April 13th 6 pm The Worship Center - Bessemer Campus, 7555 Dickey Springs Road, Bessemer, AL Cost: General admission tickets are $50.00 and VIP tickets are $75.00.