ABC News and WMUR Channel 9 will be honored for implementing and promoting "best practices in workplace diversity” at the National Cultural Diversity Awareness Council 12th annual "Keeping the Dream Alive ®" MLK dinner celebration.
The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Radisson Hotel, Center of New Hampshire located at 700 Elm Street in Manchester.
“Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964” is the theme for the dinner. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United Statesthat outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national, and religious minorities, and women.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is also considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement.
TheNational Cultural Diversity Awareness Council will celebrate this historical piece of legislation by recognizing ABC News for promoting "best practices in workplace diversity as a national broadcasting news network" and WMUR Channel 9 for promoting "best practices in workplace diversity as a network affiliate."
ABC News and WMUR-TV will be presented with the NCDAC "Keeping the Dream Alive ®" award. The "Keeping the Dream Alive ®" award is presented to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution for improving ethnic diversity or civil rights in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Previous recipients of this award have included President George W. Bush, Don Newcombe (teammate of Jackie Robinson), U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, Mrs. Indra Nooyi, President and CEO of PepsiCo, Inc. and the U.S. Secret Service.
Confirmed speakers are Byron Pitts, anchor, and chief national correspondent for ABC News and Shelley Walcott, award-winning journalist and anchor for WMUR Channel 9. Mr. Pitts is multiple Emmy award-winning journalist.He covers national news stories and in-depth features for the network, reporting for all broadcasts and platforms including "Good Morning America," "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Nightline,” “This Week” and “20/20.”
The social hour is from 5 to 6 p.m. The dinner and program will start at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets are sold in advance. Table sponsorships are available. For tickets and table sponsorship information, please visit ncdac.org
. The proceeds from the dinner go toward funding the NCDAC "Keeping the Dream Alive" ® youth diversity workshop and other diversity programs.