Jan. 15, 2018 will mark the 33rd observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a National Holiday. It is also the date the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) St Louis Chapter are sponsoring their 40th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Awards Banquet.
The banquet will be held at Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 Union Hall at 2329 Chouteau Ave. in St Louis. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The awards program will begin at 6 p.m. with individuals being honored for their contributions for social justice, human and labor rights in the tradition of Dr. King in the St. Louis metro area.
This year’s honorees include:
• Tory Russell, mission director of the International Black Freedom Alliance and St Louis protest leader for racial and economic justice;
• Ashli Bolden, civic engagement director for Missouri Jobs with Justice;
• Halbert Sullivan, founder and director of Fathers’ Support Center.
Cecil Roberts, international president of the United Mine Workers of America will provide the keynote address.
For tickets or more information, contact CBTU St. Louis Chapter President Emeritus Lew Moye at 314-495-5635 or email email@example.com.