The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) will host their annual Heritage Dinner, to celebrate “Soldiers of Justice.” The event will begin at 7 PM on Tuesday, February 26th at the Georgia World Congress Center, featuring remarks from GLBC members, and dynamic keynote speaker, 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee and former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams.
The Heritage Dinner offers a unique opportunity to participate in the promotion and advocacy of sound legislative policy and programming, as well as supporting the GLBC’s internship and scholarship programs. The dinner will bring together a diverse cross section of business leaders, elected officials, clergy, and citizens from across the state of Georgia to celebrate its rich history.
“I am excited to be leading the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus at a time when our political and public policy climate beacons the call of leaders who are willing to stand on the right side of history in promoting equity, social, and human justice. Not only are we the largest caucus of our kind; our goal is to have the most impact and we cannot do that without our community leaders who stand on the vanguard of that impact,” said newly elected Chair, Representative Karen Bennett.
This year, the GLBC will recognize five individuals (“Soldiers of Justice”) that have stood on the front lines in developing remedies for growing social and economic problems within their community and on behalf of the state of Georgia.
The GLBC is the largest caucus of black legislators in the United States. It was founded in 1973 and serves as a non-profit to advance the study and implement solutions to problems affecting African Americans, people of color, and disenfranchised communities in the state of Georgia.