Reverend Al Sharpton, President and Founder of the US National Action Network (NAN), has announced that the organisation’s Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day awards will be conferred on Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Dr Anthony Fauci at the annual breakfast event on MLK Day, January 18, 2021.
This is the 30th anniversary for the awards by which the work, and the legacy of Dr King are celebrated and persons honoured with a view to refocusing and sustaining his dream. Sir Hilary is recognised for his global advocacy, academic scholarship and intellectual leadership in support of social justice, institutional equity, and economic development for marginalised and oppressed ethnicities and nations.
Dr Anthony Fauci, famous American Physician and renowned Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will receive the “Lifetime Community Service Award”.
Prior awardees include the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton; Berry Gordy, Founder of Motown Music, and the 82nd Attorney General of the USA, Eric Holder. Event speakers have included Vice President-Elect Joe Biden and United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
The Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ceremony and awards will be held in Washington, DC on Monday, January 18, 2021 from 11:00 am (EST/Jamaica) / 12:00 noon (AST/Eastern Caribbean). The event will be streamed live on UWItv’s website www.uwitv.org, cable channels on Flow EVO and Facebook page.