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MLK Rosa Parks

The NAACP Salt Lake Branch 35th Annual
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Luncheon

Cedric M. Powell

Cedric M. Powell
Professor of Law

Cedric Merlin Powell received his B.A. with Honors in Politics from Oberlin College in 1984 and his J.D. in 1987 from New York University School of Law, where he served as Managing Editor of The N.Y.U. Review of Law and Social Change. Prior work experiences include a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Julia Cooper Mack of the D.C. Court of Appeals from 1987-88, a one-year term as Karpatkin Fellow in the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York from 1988-89, and as a litigation associate with the New York law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, from 1989-93.

He is a member of the Ohio and New York state bars, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, and the federal courts of the Second and Sixth Circuits, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Andy Noorda

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Recipient
Andy Noorda
Trustee of the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation

Andy has a long history as a philanthropist, following in the footsteps of his father and mother, the late Ray and Tye Noorda, founders of the Ray and Tye Noorda Charitable Foundation. Andy co-founded Wholistic Research and Education Foundation and Mana Artisan Botanics.

Sandra Hollins

The Rosa Parks Award Recipient

Sandra Hollins

Representative Sandra Hollins was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has been a Salt Lake City resident for the past 27 years. She and her husband David currently reside in Fair Park and have two daughters, Jaynell and Canice.  

Rep. Hollins is a licensed clinical social worker, and the primary focus of her career has been on substance abuse treatment and advocacy services for Salt Lake City’s homeless population. Sandra received her bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah.

 As the first Black American woman elected to the Utah House of Representatives Sandra proudly serves District 23.

Surae Chinn

Surae Chinn
Mistress of Ceremonies

Surae Chinn is the co-anchor ABC4Utah News at 4:00PM with Glenn Mills. Prior to joining the Good4Utah news team, Surae was a reporter and fill-in anchor in Washington, D.C.
Surae is an award-winning journalist. She served as the weekend evening anchor at WSET-TV in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she received an Edward R. Murrow award for her coverage and 30-minute special on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She also received an Associated Press award for best documentary.
Surae met her husband, Devon Lucie, at KCTV5, a station where they both worked in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the morning weekend anchor, and Devon was the weekend morning and evening meteorologist. They later made the move east and worked at television stations in Washington, D.C. This summer, Surae left her hometown in Northern Virginia to join husband Devon at ABC4Utah, where he now serves as Meteorologist for Good Morning Utah and ABC4Utah News Mid-day.

Jeffrey Thomas

Jeffrey Thomas
Chairman of the First Responders Awards

Jeff Thomas has served on several boards throughout the community and Nationally. He has served as an Executive Board member of the Black Fire Chiefs Officers Committee, (current) Executive Board member of the Salt Lake City Exchange Club, (past) Pastor France A Davis Scholarship Board.

Jeff is the most senior Salt Lake City Fire department Chief officer and the first Black Fire Officer in the state of Utah. Jeff is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing, boating, sightseeing, and Southern Utah. As a firefighter, Jeff has dedicated his life and career to creating an inclusive, diverse fire department both locally and Nationally. He has three children that have exceeded his expectations daily and a great deal of friends within the state of Utah and Nationally in Public Safety.

NAACP Scholarship Donors
NAACP Scholarships: CR England, Gordon and Connie Hanks Scholarships, Hires Big H, Shawn and Tory Newell Family Scholarship, Smith's Food and Drug, and Utah Jazz Scholarships will be presented to Utah High School and College Students.

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NAACP Salt Lake Branch
P.O. Box 25414
Salt Lake City, UT 84125-0414

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$1,000.00 Table of Ten
$50.00 for Youth Under the Age of 12
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