The NAACP Salt Lake Branch cordially invites you to attend the 32nd Annual
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Luncheon
Monday, January 18, 2016
Reception: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45
Luncheon: 12:00 noon
Little America Hotel Ballroom
500 South Main
Salt Lake City, Utah
Speaker: Ari Berman
Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR. His new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, was published in August by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in October 2010 by FSG. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and political science. He lives in New York City.
Awards to be presented:
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented to Dr. Ronald Coleman. Ron was a
faculty member in the University of Utah’s History Department and the Ethnic Studies Program for 42 years. He received a B.S. degree in sociology and a Ph.D. in history at the University of Utah. Professor Coleman’s primary research focus is African American history. He has presented his research at a variety of conferences.
The Rosa Parks Award will be presented to Karen Shepherd. Karen is a successful businesswoman, former Utah state legislator and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She founded the Network Magazine, which addressed women’s issues. She later became director of development and community relations for the University of Utah’s business school. Karen served on the Board of the Wasatch Homeless Health Care Inc.
||Mistress of Ceremonies
Nkoyo Iyamba considers herself a journalist with a flair for all things international. She lounges in the arts, fashion, and entertainment worlds. Her passions are driven by world affairs and the human condition in her community, around the country, and abroad. She loves writing about the everyday lives of regular folk, especially issues affecting women, children, and minorities. Nkoyo began her career in Minneapolis at WCCO Radio and KMSP-TV while in college. Her career took her to WTOP Radio in Washington, DC, freelance for CBS in New York, KBYU in Provo and KUER in Salt Lake. She enjoyed singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and in her spare time, designing couture gowns for her bridal and formal gown company. Nkoyo worked at KSL until recently.
NAACP Scholarship Donors
NAACP Scholarships: CR England, Hires Big H, Kronstadt Civil Rights Scholarship, L-3 Communications, Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship from Vijaya Sharma Foundation, Smith's Food & Drug and Utah Jazz Scholarships will be presented to Utah High School and College Students.
Make reservations and pay online: www.naacp-saltlakebranch.org
Or mail payment to:
NAACP Salt Lake Branch
P.O. Box 25414
Salt Lake City, UT 84125-0414
Cost: RSVP by January 13
$75.00 Individual Ticket Tel: (801) 250-5088, Fax: (801) 250-5111
$750.00 Table of Ten Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributions or gifts to NAACP Branches are not tax deductible as charitable donations.