Berklee City Music honors the Rev. Dr. Gloria White-Hammond at its Seventh Annual Unsung Heroes Breakfast, recognizing those who have made significant contributions to the local community as educators, artists, and mentors. White-Hammond will be the keynote speaker at the event, and will be presented with a plaque for her tireless work as an activist and humanitarian.
Special guests Jean Thompson and Judith Ann Wright, members of the 1961 Freedom Riders movement, will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Krystal Banfield, director of Berklee City Music. The panelists will share their experiences during the civil-rights struggle, highlighting the theme of this year’s event, Courage: Arts, Academics, and Empowerment.
The event also includes performances by Berklee City Music Ensembles, and student Jennifer Manzanillo, who founded humanitarian group Beyond Borders to inspire love, peace, and unity through the power of music.
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Added by Berklee MR on January 15, 2010