East Point, GA September 18, 2020
The ArtsXchange is proud to present The Ebon Dooley Arts & Justice Awards in recognition of individuals and organizations that, like its namesake, Ebon Dooley, work to improve the lives and futures of the communities they serve.
On Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7pm, The ArtsXchange will honor five extraordinary change agents, during the 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony. This year the event will take place online in a Facebook Live ceremony.
The 2020 honorees include:
Bridge Builder: Judy Conder
Emerging Leader: Sarah Oso
Social Justice Champion: Adelina Nicholls (GLAHR)
Economic Justice Champion: Elisabeth Omilami (Hosea Feeds)
Change Maker: Oronike Odeleye
This moment of recognition is significant, as the nation faces uncertain times. To be able to lift up people whose light of service shines brightly, will serve to inspire many. The power of their activism offers encouragement and hope. The Ebon Dooley awards ceremony will highlight the civic accomplishments of our deserving honorees. A call to activism has particular meaning for the ArtsXchange, an institution with a 35-year history of activating
change through the arts in service to justice for all people. We salute the 2020 honorees in the name of the ArtsXchange’s legendary founder, Ebon Dooley.
This night of virtual celebration and significance will feature a special viewing of Urban Bush Women’s “Give Your Hands to Struggle,” a powerful performance by scholar, griot, and revolutionary rapper, Dontay Wimberly, and a musical tribute performed by Miss Clark Atlanta University, Amiya Crockrom.
The Ebon Dooley Arts & Justice Awards, established in 2018, recognizes individuals and organizations that work to improve the lives and future of their communities. Ebon Dooley (1942-2006) was a caring, creative, brilliant, insightful, progressive, proactive, and delightfully charismatic community activist who established the ArtsXchange in 1983. A long-time advocate for the fair distribution of wealth, Ebon brought the spirit of grassroots collectivity to all of his efforts striving to achieve freedom, dignity, and equality for all people. He understood that these interconnected cornerstones of humanity provide the opportunity for creative expression, community building, and empowerment.
CONTACT: Moses Kilpatrick