2nd Annual Lead Like King Gala
Friday, January 12, 2018
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
Urban Renewal Center will host
the 2nd Annual Lead Like King Gala
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 6:30pm.
The semi-formal dinner and gala will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk in First Hall; 820 Colonial Ave; Norfolk, Virginia.
Tickets are $50 per person.
The Lead Like King Gala will be an annual fundraiser for the URC and an opportunity to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of unity in the community. King’s focus on social justice and racial harmony captures the vision at the Urban Renewal Center “to awaken society to its promised wholeness.”
The gala will consist of a Southern Soul Food dinner, live entertainment and songs from the Civil Rights Movement by Norfolk State University Choir, Soul Music by national recording artist Alex Harris, and an awards ceremony. Lead Like King Awards component at the gala is the Urban Renewal Center’s way to recognize transformational leadership in individuals from influential venues of society who “Lead Like King.”
Award Nominees will be announce December 2017
The URC will honor four key leaders. The leaders will embody the following criteria that reflect King’s leadership characteristics.
1. Leading in progressive ways to advocates for racial and ethnic harmony
2. Commitment to your cause.
3. Disrupting the status quo as essential for change.
4. When you have a dream, communicate it and do it.
5. Encourage creative tension.