Anthony Anderson Returns As Host of Keepers of the Dream Awards on April 10, 2024Anthony Anderson Returns As Host of Keepers of the Dream Awards on April 10, 2024

Anthony Anderson Returns As Host of Keepers of the Dream Awards on April 10, 2024

REV. AL SHARPTON TAPS ANTHONY ANDERSON TO HOST THIS YEAR’S KEEPERS OF THE DREAM AWARDS HONORING EGOT-WINNER WHOOPI GOLDBERG, ESSENCE’S CAROLINE WANGA, BLACKROCK’S MICHELLE GADSDEN-WILLIAMS, AND MONTEFIORE EINSTEIN’S DR. PHILLIP OZUAH

Marquee Event of 2024 NAN Annual Convention Recognizes Cultural, Business, and Health Leaders Who Use Their Platform to Advance Dr. King’s Dream of a Just, Equal Nation

New York, NY (March 28, 2024) – Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), today announced Emmy Award-nominated actor Anthony Anderson will return as host of the Keepers of the Dream Awards – the headline event of the NAN Annual Convention – held on Wednesday, April 10th.

Every year, Rev. Sharpton and NAN recognize leaders in culture, entertainment, sports, business, health, and other fields who continue the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rev. Sharpton will once again be joined by Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King in presenting to this year’s honorees, who include: EGOT Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg; Michelle Gadsden-Williams, Managing Director & Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, BlackRock; Dr. Phillip Ozuah, President & CEO, Montefiore Einstein; and Caroline Wanga, President & CEO at ESSENCE Ventures.

“Keepers of the Dream is a testament to the change makers who use their platforms to advance Dr. King’s dream for an equitable nation,” said Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN. “I am honored to recognize this year’s honorees, who are beacons of hope as we fight back against the attacks on DEI, voting rights, access to healthcare, and other key issues. I also want to thank Anthony Anderson for returning as this year’s host.”

 

This year’s NAN Convention, which will be held from April 10th through April 13th, comes at a pivotal moment for civil rights and social justice. In the last year, affirmative action in higher education was gutted by the Supreme Court; diversity, equity, and inclusion has come under assault from right-wing legal activists; and violent acts of hate have continued against Black and Brown communities. To galvanize the fight against these attacks, Rev. Sharpton will bring together leaders in government, civil rights, the Black Church, media, entertainment, sports, and finance for a robust, four-day discussion on where we go from here. Attendees this year include Stacey Abrams, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Robert Smith, Attorney Ben Crump, and more.

WHO:
Rev. Al Sharpton, President & Founder, National Action Network
Martin Luther King III
Anthony Anderson
Whoopi Goldberg, EGOT Award-winning entertainer
Michelle Gadsden-Williams, Managing Director & Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, BlackRock
Dr. Phillip Ozuah, President & CEO, Montefiore Einstein
Caroline Wanga, President & CEO at ESSENCE Ventures

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

7 p.m. EST

 

WHERE:

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

Metropolitan Ballroom – 2nd Floor

811 7th Avenue (7th Avenue and 53rd Street)

New York, NY 10019


About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.

For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.

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