Du Bois Gala: Press Release

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W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute
Email: damon@duboisscholars.org
Telephone: (609) 955-0666
Website: duboisscholars.org


This year marks the 30th anniversary of the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute supporting excellent students in their pursuit of academic achievement, success, and positive change in their communities.

Founded in 1988, the Du Bois Scholars Institute is a leadership development organization for students from communities who have experienced historical barriers to achievement and opportunity. The Institute’s aim is to develop a diverse cadre of leaders and scholars who not only excel academically and professionally, but also maintain a sense of commitment to creating a more just and humane world. The Institute currently provides a Summer Institute and a yearround Accelerated Learning Academy, both of
which take place on the campus of Princeton University. While the students come from across the country, many hail from New York/ New Jersey region.

The event will feature live music, a silent auction, remarks from special honorees, and more. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. and Nikole HannahJones
will be honored with the Distinguished Leadership Award. Eddie S.
Glaude, Jr. is an esteemed scholar whose writings take a wide look at black communities, reveal complexities, vulnerabilities, and opportunities for hope. In the past, Glaude has served as an instructor and residential director in the Du Bois Scholars Summer Institute. Nikole HannahJones
is an investigative reporter who explores the way racial segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy. She is a staff writer for The New York Times and helped found the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. Nikole was named a MacArthur fellow and has won several other national awards.

The event will also feature an exclusive reading by critically acclaimed writer/poet/scholar Eve L. Ewing. She is the author of Electric Arches , Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side , and the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics. Ewing is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Finally, journalist Eugene Scott will serve as the master of ceremonies for the night. Eugene Scott covers national politics for the Washington Post, where he focuses on identity politics for the Fix, a political analysis blog. His work has appeared in CNN, MSNBC, USA Today, TIME Magazine and more media outlets.

Join the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute in celebrating past and present students, parents, faculty, staff, and honorees. The gala is scheduled for the evening of Friday, November 9, 2018, at the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Headquarters, 52 Broadway, New York, NY. The institute is working with event coordinator Five Star Events™ to bring an evening of celebration that will be fun for all. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, live music, a photo booth, silent auction, a multimedia presentation, and brief remarks from our guests. Cocktail attire is recommended. For our out of town guests, we've reserved a room block at the Millenium Hilton New York Downtown.

Purchase tickets, donate, or find out more information at duboisscholars.eventbrite.com. For further information about the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute, please visit www.duboisscholars.org.

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