March 16, 2017 – The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus held it’s annual ‘Heritage Dinner’ with a capacity crowd of over 650 in attendance at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta, Wednesday evening, March 15, 2017. State Rep. Al Williams served as the Event Chair.
The theme of the event was “A Call to Action: Celebrating Georgia’s Women.” Honored at the event were Marie Antoinette Tichler, participant in the Atlanta Women’s March; Dr. Shirley Reese, one of the ‘1963 Leesburg Stockade Girls’; and Ms. Annie B. Andrews (RADM (Ret.). She is currently with the FAA.
In his remarks, GLBC 2017-2018 Chairman, Sen. Lester G. Jackson III, spoke about the mission of the GLBC, emphasizing ,“We are both active and reactive.” The GLBC works on legislation each year, as well as taking a stand on issues as they arise that are important to all Georgians, including the disadvantaged of all races.
The sold-out event was made possible by a number of leading Georgia corporate and organization sponsors including: Coca Cola; Hartsfield –Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Waste Management; Georgia Optometric Association; The Fulton –Dekalb Hospital Authority; Pfiser; Aflac/Aids Healthcare Foundation; Outfront; Charter/Comcast; Draft Kings ; Fondreill Civil Justice Political Action Committee; UPS; Morehouse Healthcare; GeorgiaLink Public Affairs Group; The Mabra Firm Attorneys at Law; United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1996; MGM Resorts; Georgia Federation of Teachers; The Home Depot; Windstream; CorrectHealth; Emory University, Office of Govt. & Community Affairs; and Georgia Equality, Inc. and Equality Foundation of Georgia.