Annual JUL Luncheon Lauds Local Community Servants, Diversity and Justice

Equal Opportunity Luncheon Rewards Community Servants, Diversity and Justice

The Jacksonville Urban League held their 43rd Annual Equal Opportunity luncheon recognizing those who have made an impact in the areas of diversity and equal opportunity in the Jacksonville Community. The annual luncheon was held last week at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Jacksonville in front of a sold out crowd. Celebrity Judge Karen Mills served as the keynote speaker. Judge Francis proclaimed to the audience,  “justice isn’t always black and white”. She also discussed  her show and the disparities that exists in today’s courtrooms.

Since 1947, the Jacksonville Urban League has striven to be a leading advocate for promoting access to quality education, economic opportunity, civic engagement, health and wellness. The Jacksonville Urban League assists African Americans as well as other underserved communitie.   This year’s awardees included Jacksonville Historical Society member, retired teacher and literacy volunteer Sarah Van Cleve (Clanzel T. Brown Award); Jucoby Pittman (Whitney M. Young National Leadership Award); CSX Technology Architect Tory Worman (CSX Equal Opportunity Diversity Award).  This year a special Community Services award was presented to Congresswoman Corrine Brown for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the Jacksonville community and surrounding areas.

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