“About Juneteenth” – The History & Significance with Fay Williams
What is Juneteenth? What is the history of Juneteenth and its significance? Why is “Juneteenth” becoming a national holiday in America?
Fay Williams has been a driving force in creating forums and platforms where people of different views and perspectives can work together to achieve a common goal. An attorney by profession, Fay has applied her broad range of skills to promote family involvement, leadership development, and community action to transform Indianapolis. She has lent her leadership to the boards of The Children’s Museum, where she chaired its Diversity and Governance Committees, the Central Indiana Regional Blood Center, Visiting Nurses Association of Central Indiana, the Community Service Council of Greater Indianapolis, United Way of Greater Indianapolis, National Civic League, Indianapolis Economic Development Corporation, and countless more. She was a founding board member of the Indianapolis Urban League and President of the Indianapolis Chapter of the Coalition of 100 Black Women, and has been recognized as a B’nai B’rith Woman of the Year, the Mary Bethune Award from the National Council of Negro Women, the Distinguished Citizen Award from the National Municipal League, and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Martin University.
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~ More About Bill Myers Inspires ~
Emmy Award-winning actor Bill Myers is an accomplished actor, jazz musician, filmmaker, writer, educator, and speaker. As a bi-racial man who is both black and white, Bill leverages his background, talents, and voice through creativity, compassion, and connection as activism for social justice to focus on uniting the divide and compelling change.
In a civic leadership capacity, he has served as President of the African American Jazz Caucus in NYC, member of the Indianapolis Cultural Development Committee, and served as President of the Indianapolis Downtown Optimist Club. In addition to his Emmy Award, Bill has received many awards and notable commissions for his work including being commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create an original work for Dr. Martin Luther King Day entitled “The Music, Martin & Me.”
Bill Myers seeks to encourage, enlighten, and empower others through the power of entertainment to affect social justice.
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