The Urban League requests the participation of our local, regional and national supporters to the 2017 Whitney M. Young Gala to recognize civil rights pioneers in our community and to acknowledge their remarkable commitment to creating opportunities for underserved communities.

CEO James Perry will offer remarks and present a most prestigious award reflective of the Winston-Salem Urban League’s mission, which is to empower and advocate for African-Americans and other disenfranchised communities, and to promote socio-economic progress and parity through education, training and civic engagement.

The Winston Salem Urban League welcomes the CEO of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis, Michael McMillan as the guest speaker. Michael McMillan has received over 150 awards and was recognized as one of the Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African-Americans in the United States.

The VIP Reception will be held from 6:00pm to 7:00pm with a live performance.

What:    The Winston Salem Urban League 2017 Whitney M. Young Gala
When:    Saturday, October 21 (VIP Reception at 6pm, Gala at 7pm)
Where:   Wake Forest Biotech Place, 575 N. Patterson Avenue, W-S, NC
Who:      James Perry, CEO of the Winston Salem Urban League
              Michael McMillan, CEO of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis

VIP Reception and Gala tickets are available for purchase. Please click the following link to purchase tickets and reserve seating, Whitney M. Young Gala. Winston Salem Urban League members will receive admittance to VIP reception with dinner ticket purchase at a reduced cost.

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