March 11, 2019
State Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls to speak
North Carolina State affiliate of the A. Philip Randolph Institute will host its 45th Asa Philip Randolph Annual Education Awards Banquet and Birthday Celebration on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Millennium Hotel Durham 2800 Campus Walk Ave, Durham, NC 27705.
This year’s theme, “Facing the Challenge: Preparing for The Future,” will focus on how staying grounded in uncertain times and how we can prevail as WE stand together to continue the fight for workers’ rights and social justice. The event will spotlight outstanding contributions of community activists, elected officials, and labor leaders who, following Mr. Randolph’s legacy, have made strides toward sustaining freedom, social equality and workers’ rights.
North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls will be the keynote speaker. Congressman G.K.Butterfield will introduce our keynote speaker. State Senator Mike Woodard will welcome attendees, and AFL-CIO Southern Region Field Representative Isaac Gobern will serve as master of ceremonies.
This year, NC APRI will honor Carrie Clark, Executive Director of North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, with the Community Leader Award, and Andre Barnett, Secretary-Treasurer of United Food and Commercial Worker Local 1208, with the Labor Leader Award.
Event proceeds will support voter engagement, voter education, get-out the-vote strategies and community service programs such as closing the health disparity gap in our community, environmental justice, and feeding the hungry initiatives.
The North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our officers, board of directors, and members are committed to increasing volunteerism. The North Carolina State Affiliate solicits your support through sponsorship in the Asa Philip Randolph Souvenir Journal and enjoying an evening of celebration and dining.
APRI’s mission from our founding to the present has been to fight for racial equality and economic justice for minorities, the poor, and working people. NC APRI and its local chapters across the state appreciate your participation and support with our annual event to help us achieve our mission.