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WHO: Spike Lee, award-winning American film director, producer, writer and actor
Yolanda Adams, GRAMMY award-winning gospel artist
Simone Paulwell, Soprano singer
Tichina Arnold, award winning actress, comedian, model and singer
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses
WHAT: CBCF ALC Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts
WHEN: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Red Carpet: 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Media Check In: 6:00pm
Program; 8:00 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m.
WHERE: Sidney Harman Hall (Shakespeare Theatre)
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses will recognize the contributions of African Americans that have made substantial contributions in the arts at the Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts. This year’s honorees are renowned award-winning filmmaker and actor Spike Lee, GRAMMY award-winning gospel artist, Yolanda Adams and emerging soprano Simone Paulwell, the event will be hosted by actress Tichina Arnold.
During the Celebration of Leadership Spike Lee will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his innovative contributions to the arts. Yolanda Adams will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in social justice, and Simone Paulwell will receive the Trendsetter Award for her rising career in the fine arts.
This fundraising event for scholarships in the performing and visual arts kicks off the 47th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
ABOUT THE ALC
The ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. The conference features 100 public policy forums on health, education, economic empowerment, the environment, and more. Signature events and features include the National Town Hall, Celebration of Leadership in Fine Arts, Community Breakfast and Health Fair, Gospel Extravaganza, Black Party, Prayer Breakfast, Exhibit Showcase, and the culminating event, the Phoenix Awards Dinner.
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ABOUT THE CBCF
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), established in 1976, is a non-partisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and educational institute, committed to advancing the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public.