2012 Freedom Dinner Program [jwplayer mediaid=”647″]

Click Here for the 2012  Juneteenth Sponsorship Form

This year’s dinner themed: “Bridging the past, looking to the future” will honor local journalist, Kathy Clay-Little and raise funds for a UTSA endowed sholarship held in her name. Kathy passed away in 2011 at the age of 60 after years of activism dedicated to preserving and improving San Antonio’s East Side community and commerce. The Awards dinner was her way of recognizing local unsung heroes. This year, several local individuals from the San Antonio Juneteenth Association, the community, and corporate business have come together to ensure her legacy lives on.

Keynote Speaker

Dallas District Attorney, Craig Watkins Texas’ first Black DA and recipient of the American Bar Association’s Norm Maleng Minister of Justice Award. Mr. Watkins is noted for opening his city’s files to the Innocence Project whose mission is to exonerate the wrongfully incarcerated.

Charles E. Williams: Owner historical Landmark Coffee Shop and Cafe Will be honored with the Frederick Douglas Emancipationaward.Dorothy Collins: Retired educator Will be honored with the Harriett Tubman Courage award. Lamont A. Jefferson: Attorney, Haynes & Boone Will be honored with the Sojourner Truth Advocacy award.

Date: June 19, 2012 Time: Doors open at 6:00 Dinner begins at 7:00 Place: Beasley Brown Community Center 225 North Swiss street (next door to Bethel AME Church) Individual Ticket Price: $40 Table Sponsorship: $500 (includes name on all marketing materials) Donations for the Kathy Clay-Little Scholarship Fund will be accepted in any amount. For more details Contact: Nettie Hinton at (210) 409-1682 or Tanya Henderson at (210) 543-5727