Saturday, November 12

SU Ag Center Chancellor to Receive Brotherhoood/Sisterhood Award

Baton Rouge, LA - Leodrey Williams, Chancellor of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center and Roberta Madden, a former YWCA activist, will be honored at the 2011 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m.

The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, in partnership with the 2011 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Dinner Committee will host the 49th annual awards dinner at the Hilton Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette Street.

Both Madden and Williams have long, impressive records of accomplishment of making outstanding contributions to the community in an effort to help break down barriers that divide society and stop people from achieving their goals. Madden's past includes a remarkable history of actively working, largely through the YWCA, to foster improved interracial and interpersonal relations within our community.

Williams has worked tirelessly for nearly 40 years to overcome barriers as well to help improve relationships among the races, faith organizations, and people of different socioeconomic backgrounds throughout the state of Louisiana.

The Brotherhood/Sisterhood Awards Dinner annually recognizes two outstanding individuals in the Greater Baton Rouge community who have devoted their professional, philanthropic, and volunteer capacities to humanitarian service. In advancing the mission of joining hands across racial, socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious lines, the honorees of the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Awards have worked to break down the barriers that divide the community and prevent its citizens from working and living together in harmony.

The award is steeped in tradition, starting in 1963 under the leadership of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ). In 2006, the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge assumed the legacy of this event from the NCCJ, which closed its doors in Baton Rouge that same year.

Tickets and table sponsorships are available. Individual tickets are $115 per person. Table sponsorships are available at the following levels: Gold - $3,500; Silver - $2,500; and Bronze - $1,500. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the 100 Black Men Office at (225) 356-9444.

Funds raised through the event go to support programs and services in the Baton Rouge area that help to advance the acceptance of racial, socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious ideas through the local community.

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