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Front Page - Friday, November 8, 2019

Urban League honors supporters

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga recently held the affiliate’s 37th annual Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast and honored corporations and individuals who support the organization.

The group recognized Ted and Kelly Alling, Chattanooga Preparatory School, Chancellor Steven Angle and students, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and the Sankofa Fund as award recipients.

Civic leaders, government officials and community members gathered to celebrate inclusion, diversity and empowerment at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

“Advocating for social justice requires dedication and determination,” says Dorothy Grisham, board chair of Urban League of Greater Chattanooga. “The Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast commends those who work tirelessly to promote inclusion and empower underserved individuals.”

“We are humbled by the continued outpouring of support for our organization,” says Warren E. Logan, Jr., president of Urban League of Greater Chattanooga. “Without our community partners, we would be unable to fulfill our mission of empowering and encouraging underserved individuals throughout the area.

“This event is a celebration of our shared efforts and the many advocates who deeply believe in equal opportunity and social justice.”

The featured speaker of the event was renowned expert in inclusion, Ben Hasan, who serves as the senior vice president and chief culture, diversity and inclusion officer for Walmart, Inc. In his role at Walmart’s corporate office, Hasan leads a team that is responsible for the continued development of the company’s culture and behaviors that embrace diversity and inclusion.

“Ben’s experience fostering inclusion at one of the world’s most influential companies is very inspiring,” Logan says. “His insight on how to ensure equal opportunity at one of the world’s largest companies is invaluable as we strive to promote diversity at the local level.”