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.
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