ERASE Racism Honorees: Rev. Dr. Butts and Frederick Brewington, Esq. to Portray Rev. Dr. King and Malcolm X

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Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III and Frederick K. Brewington, Esq. – two distinguished and well-known civil rights figures, as well as two of this year’s ERASE Racism Abraham Krasnoff Courage and Commitment Awardees – will portray a conversation between the two legendary and globally known civil rights figures Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III and Frederick K. Brewington, Esq. – two distinguished and well-known civil rights figures, as well as two of this year’s Abraham Krasnoff Courage and Commitment Awardees – will portray a conversation between the two legendary and globally known civil rights figures Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

The conversation will portray how Dr. King and Malcolm X might comment on the social and political climate of 2017 were they alive today. Dr. Butts and Mr. Brewington will conduct this dialogue in lieu of traditional speeches.

It will take place at ERASE Racism’s Annual Benefit, June 7, 2017 at the Garden City Hotel. The evening begins at 5.30 pm.

Please come and be a part of what promises to be an electrifying and enlightening evening. At the same time, you will be supporting ERASE Racism, whose work to expose and challenge structural racism in housing, education, and community development on Long Island is more urgent than ever.

Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, Pastor of the legendary Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and president of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury, is being recognized by ERASE Racism as a renowned, visionary civil rights leader.

Frederick K. Brewington, Esq., longtime attorney who has won many important victories for civil rights on Long Island, is being recognized by ERASE Racism as a pioneer, game-changing civil rights attorney.

Founded in 2001, ERASE Racism challenges structural racism on Long Island as well as regionally and nationally. ERASE Racism conducts and publishes extensive research that grounds its work and is used by the media, public officials, academics, other non-profits, and community members. ERASE Racism also redresses racial discrimination in housing, public school education, housing, and community development via community organizing, policy and legislative advocacy, litigation, and educating the public.

ERASE Racism’s Annual Benefit will take place on June 7, 2017, from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm at the Garden City Hotel, Garden City, NY. In addition to Dr. Butts and Mr. Brewington, ERASE Racism will posthumously honor Amy Maiello Hagedorn, a passionate funder who cared deeply about systemic change. This award will be accepted by her daughter, Lisa Valentine. ERASE Racism will also present its Leadership Award to Islamic Center of Long Island for its promotion of interfaith harmony and social justice.

To purchase Annual Benefit sponsorships, journal ads, visit this link or call (516) 921-4863. To purchase tickets visit this link or call (516) 921-4863. For more information, contact Elaine Gross, ERASE Racism’s president, at (516) 921-4863 ext. 12 or elaine(at)eraseracismny(dot)org.

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